Net 1 Ueps Technologies
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Net 1 Ueps Technologies missed slightly on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins dropped, and net margins improved.
Net 1 Ueps Technologies booked revenue of $92.1 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $93.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $89.0 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 $0.39. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.37 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q2 were 155% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 62.9%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.0%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.3%, 1,610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $90.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $375.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.55.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 545 members out of 557 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 195 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 193 give Net 1 Ueps 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 Net 1 Ueps Technologies is buy, with an average price target of $12.50.
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