E-House (China) Holdings (NYSE: EJ ) reported earnings on March 12. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), E-House (China) Holdings beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins grew across the board.
E-House (China) Holdings notched revenue of $152.6 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $141.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $117.4 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 $0.08. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.09 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were $0.08 for Q4 against -$0.23 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.01 for Q4 versus -$0.36 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 60.5%, 690 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.1%, much better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $78.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.16.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $551.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.43.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 559 members out of 593 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 105 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 89 give E-House (China) Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on E-House (China) Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $5.47.
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