The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Synchronoss Technologies met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Margins increased across the board.
Synchronoss Technologies chalked up revenue of $62.2 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $61.7 million. Sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $49.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.34. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.23 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.21 for Q4 compared to -$0.10 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 54.4%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.3%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.2%, 2,120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $64.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $288.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.03.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 445 members out of 471 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 128 give Synchronoss Technologies 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 Synchronoss Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $38.18.
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