JDA Software Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), JDA Software Group missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
JDA Software Group recorded revenue of $164.5 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $171.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $165.5 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 $0.53. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.54 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q3 were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 59.8%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.4%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $180.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $682.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.12.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 69 members out of 79 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give JDA Software Group a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JDA Software Group is outperform, with an average price target of $34.33.
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