Vocus (Nasdaq: VOCS ) reported earnings on Feb. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Vocus met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Gross margins grew, operating margins shrank, net margins increased.
Vocus reported revenue of $47.1 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $47.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 54% higher than the prior-year quarter's $30.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.16. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.19 for Q4 compared to -$0.63 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 81.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -6.9%, 1,100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.9%, 3,060 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $49.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $208.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.57.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 76 members out of 107 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 32 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Vocus a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vocus is outperform, with an average price target of $22.39.
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