The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), InfoSpace beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins improved, net margins increased.
InfoSpace recorded revenue of $66.6 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $58.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 34% higher than the prior-year quarter's $49.7 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 $0.13. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.10 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.59 for Q4 were 146% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 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 29.5%, 980 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 35.4%, 1,720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $112.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $348.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 115 members out of 157 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give InfoSpace a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on InfoSpace is outperform, with an average price target of $12.25.
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