aQuantive Earns More for Owners: Fool by Numbers

On Feb. 15, Rule Breakers selection and digital marketing agency aQuantive (Nasdaq: AQNT  ) released earnings for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31.

  • While margins fell, owner earnings were a source of strength. During 2006, owner earnings equaled $58 million, up 74% from the prior year and eclipsing net income.
  • Perhaps that's why this rebel is attracting a following -- AQuantive is a five-star stock in our Motley Fool CAPS investor intelligence database.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Sales

$442,211

$308,405

43.4%

Net Profit

$53,954

$35,181

53.4%

EPS

$0.64

$0.48

33.3%

Diluted Shares

85,919

76,516

12.3%



Get back to basics with a look at the income statement.

Margin Checkup

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change*

Gross Margin

84.72%

87.58%

(2.86)

Operating Margin

18.06%

19.77%

(1.71)

Net Margin

12.20%

11.41%

0.79

*Expressed in percentage points

Margins are the earnings engine. See how they work.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$278,807

$112,351

148.2%

Accounts Rec.

$273,174

$160,370

70.3%



Liabilities

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Accounts Payable

$251,072

$133,303

88.3%

Long-Term Debt

$80,000

$80,000

0.0%



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Checkup
No cash flow statement provided. (Boo!)

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, ranked 1,494 out of more than 22,700 in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to Rule Breakers. Tim owns shares of Interpublic and will be buying shares of aQuantive when disclosure rules allow. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on growth stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy always adds up.


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