Jive Software Hits Estimates in Solid Quarter

Jive Software (Nasdaq: JIVE  ) reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Jive Software met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly. Non-GAAP loss per share grew. GAAP loss per share grew.

Gross margins grew, operating margins contracted, net margins shrank.

Revenue details
Jive Software tallied revenue of $33.9 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $34.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.3 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.15. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast -$0.15 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.15 for Q1 compared to -$0.09 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.25 for Q1 compared to -$0.15 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 61.4%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -49.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -49.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $35.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.16.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $151.7 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.58.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 25 members out of 50 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 19 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Jive Software a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jive Software is outperform, with an average price target of $17.50.

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