The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), KEYW Holding met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins increased across the board.
KEYW Holding logged revenue of $56.2 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $56.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $44.9 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 $0.01. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q2 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 33.7%, 470 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $59.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $232.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on KEYW Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $12.50.
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