The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), NetEase missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins contracted, net margins were steady.
NetEase reported revenue of $308.9 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $334.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $268.1 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 $1.05. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.05 for Q2 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 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 67.3%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 45.0%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 44.6%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $360.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.69.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,119 members out of 1,161 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 296 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 283 give NetEase 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 NetEase is outperform, with an average price target of $65.14.
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