The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Glu Mobile beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP loss per share expanded.
Gross margins increased, operating margins shrank, net margins dropped.
Glu Mobile booked revenue of $20.1 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $17.1 million. Sales were 3.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $15.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at -$0.16. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.14 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q4 compared to -$0.11 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 83.0%, 690 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -64.9%, 4,740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -66.0%, 3,440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $17.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $84.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.40.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 147 members out of 167 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 24 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Glu Mobile a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Glu Mobile is buy, with an average price target of $6.00.
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