The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Teradata beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly, and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins shrank across the board.
Teradata reported revenue of $673 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $639.6 million. GAAP sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $548 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.66. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.62 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.57 for Q4 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 55.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.8%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.6%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $575.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.58.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 512 members rating the stock outperform and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 192 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 187 give Teradata a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Teradata is outperform, with an average price target of $56.27.
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