The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), TASER International beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins grew across the board.
TASER International tallied revenue of $25.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $22.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $23.1 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 $0.04. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 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 59.4%, 660 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.6%, 1,610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.8%, 1,470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $23.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $97.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.07.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,010 members out of 1,096 rating the stock outperform, and 86 members rating it underperform. Among 217 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 189 give TASER International a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TASER International is outperform, with an average price target of $4.83.
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