The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), XO Group missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins improved across the board.
XO Group reported revenue of $29.8 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $30.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $27.5 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 anticipated $0.02 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q1 against -$0.02 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 83.7%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.0%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.3%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $38.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $136.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.30.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 537 members out of 582 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 173 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 164 give XO Group a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on XO Group is outperform, with an average price target of $12.10.
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