Scripps Networks Interactive
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Scripps Networks Interactive met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins grew, and net margins increased.
Scripps Networks Interactive booked revenue of $553.5 million. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $561.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $573.0 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 $0.84. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.82 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.84 for Q4 were 7.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 46.5%, 2,060 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 42.3%, 930 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $518.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.15.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 100 members out of 113 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Scripps Networks Interactive 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 Scripps Networks Interactive is hold, with an average price target of $48.50.
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