Premiere Global Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Premiere Global Services beat slightly on revenue and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margin shrank, operating margin increased, and net margin grew.
Premiere Global Services reported revenue of $118.7 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $116.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $108.8 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 $0.02. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.13 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q4 versus -$0.20 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 58.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 1,100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $122.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $495.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.56.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 153 members out of 161 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 28 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give Premiere Global Services a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Premiere Global Services is buy, with an average price target of $10.25.
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