The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), OpenTable met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly, and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
OpenTable logged revenue of $37.2 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $36.8 million. Sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $30.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.37. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.30 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q4 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 72.4%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.0%, 1,140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $40.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $170.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.51.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 205 members rating the stock outperform and 245 members rating it underperform. Among 144 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 give OpenTable a green thumbs-up, and 86 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OpenTable is hold, with an average price target of $50.87.
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