The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q4), TIBCO Software beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Margins dropped across the board.
TIBCO Software notched revenue of $296.5 million. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $293.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $289.5 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 $0.42. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.37 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q4 were 3.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 74.5%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.7%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $240.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 505 members out of 532 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 126 give TIBCO Software a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TIBCO Software is outperform, with an average price target of $34.92.
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