The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Rentrak met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP loss per share shrank.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
Rentrak tallied revenue of $24.9 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $25.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $22.2 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 -$0.02. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.15 for Q3 versus -$0.18 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 44.5%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -7.1%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.3%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $26.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $97.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.11.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 43 members out of 56 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 18 give Rentrak a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rentrak is outperform, with an average price target of $23.71.
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