The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), NTELOS Holdings met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
NTELOS Holdings notched revenue of $119.3 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for net sales of $120.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $110.5 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 $0.26. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.26 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q1 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q1 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 62.7%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.7%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $120.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $491.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.07.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 122 members out of 131 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 32 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give NTELOS Holdings a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NTELOS Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $14.25.
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