No Hand for Palm in 2005: Fool by Numbers

On June 29, 2006, Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection Palm (Nasdaq: PALM  ) released full fiscal 2006 earnings for the period ending May 31, 2006.

  • Per-share earnings met Street expectations but sales disappointed.
  • Nevertheless, there's room for some optimism: Treo sales reached $1.1 billion during 2005, up 85%.

(Figures in thousands, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Avg. Est.

FY
2006

FY
2005

% Change

Sales

$1,580,000

$1,578,509

$1,270,410

+24.3

Net Profit*

--

$88,543

$78,926

+12.2

EPS*

$0.85

$0.85

$0.77

+10.4

*Adjusted for restructuring expenses, stock-based compensation, and other charges

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

Margin Checkup

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Gross Margin

32.99%

30.78%

+2.22%

Op. Margin

6.67%

6.1%

+0.57%

Net Margin

5.61%

6.21%

-0.6%



Margins are the earnings engine. See how they work.

Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

FY 2006

FY 2005

% Change

Cash+ ST Invest.

$518,894

$362,699

+43.1

Inventory

$58,010

$35,544

+63.2

Accounts Rec.

$204,337

$140,162

+45.8



Liabilities

FY 2006

FY 2005

% Change

Total Debt

$35,000

$35,000

+0.0

Accounts Pay.

$184,501

$135,720

+35.9



Learn the ways of the balance sheet.

Cash Flow Checkup

Full-year cash flow statement not provided. (Whatever.)

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