The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), OpenTable met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins shrank, and net margins dropped.
OpenTable booked revenue of $39.6 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $39.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $34.3 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 $0.42. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.37 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q2 were 3.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 73.9%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.4%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.5%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $39.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $162.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.58.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 228 members rating the stock outperform, and 224 members rating it underperform. Among 132 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give OpenTable a green thumbs-up, and 79 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OpenTable is hold, with an average price target of $44.38.
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