Computer Programs & Systems
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Computer Programs & Systems missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Computer Programs & Systems reported revenue of $47.9 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $51.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $42.2 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 $0.83. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.87 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.83 for Q4 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.59 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 44.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.8%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.1%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $50.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $209.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.13.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 126 members out of 135 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 52 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 51 give Computer Programs & Systems a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Computer Programs & Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $60.64.
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