Phoenix New Media Limited
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Phoenix New Media Limited met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins grew across the board.
Phoenix New Media Limited reported revenue of $37.8 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $37.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $26.2 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 $0.07. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.05 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.06 for Q1 against -$1.97 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 43.5%, 1,040 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 2,550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 2,910 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $45.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $197.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.41.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with four members out of 14 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among three CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Phoenix New Media Limited is buy, with an average price target of $10.13.
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