The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Limelight Networks beat slightly on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Margins contracted across the board.
Limelight Networks booked revenue of $46.0 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $45.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $55.2 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 -$0.01. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.02 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q4 against -$0.07 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 39.8%, 1,750 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -14.4%, 600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -14.3%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $43.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $192.6 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.08.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 299 members out of 329 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give Limelight Networks a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Limelight Networks is outperform, with an average price target of $3.89.
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