The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), PetMed Express beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
PetMed Express notched revenue of $49.6 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $48.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $50.5 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 $0.23. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.17 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 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 34.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.5%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.2%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $53.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $229.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 861 members out of 889 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 236 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 230 give PetMed Express a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PetMed Express is hold, with an average price target of $10.17.
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