The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), USA Mobility beat slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
USA Mobility reported revenue of $55.1 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $54.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $61.5 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 $0.36. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q3 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 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 65.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.7%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.6%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $53.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $220.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.50.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 218 members out of 243 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 40 give USA Mobility a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
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