The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Qlik Technologies beat slightly on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP loss per share expanded.
Gross margins improved, operating margins shrank, net margins shrank.
Qlik Technologies tallied revenue of $79.2 million. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $78.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $63.0 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 -$0.03. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast -$0.06 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.09 for Q1 compared to -$0.06 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 88.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -9.8%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -9.5%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $94.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $410.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.43.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 440 members out of 469 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 120 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 114 give Qlik Technologies a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Qlik Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $33.71.
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