Broadridge Financial Solutions
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Broadridge Financial Solutions missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins contracted.
Broadridge Financial Solutions recorded revenue of $479.8 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $503.2 million. Sales were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $442.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.12. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.11 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q2 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 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 20.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.2%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.4%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $560.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.53.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 239 members rating the stock outperform and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 90 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 90 give Broadridge Financial Solutions a green thumbs-up.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Broadridge Financial Solutions is outperform, with an average price target of $25.75.
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