The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Manhattan Associates met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly, and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Manhattan Associates logged revenue of $83.5 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $84.6 million. Sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $71.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.60. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.49 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q4 were 72% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.29 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 58.2%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.6%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $85.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $367.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.40.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 28 members out of 39 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 14 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 12 give Manhattan Associates a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Manhattan Associates is hold, with an average price target of $46.00.
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