The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Callidus Software beat slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP loss per share grew.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins dropped, net margins shrank.
Callidus Software reported revenue of $22.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $22.3 million. GAAP sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $19.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at -$0.11. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.00 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.11 for Q4 compared to -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 44.6%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -20.8%, 1,410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -16.1%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $23.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $97.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.12.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 59 members out of 63 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among 17 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give Callidus Software a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Callidus Software is outperform, with an average price target of $8.42.
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