Interactive Intelligence Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Interactive Intelligence Group met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Interactive Intelligence Group chalked up revenue of $70.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $70.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $57.7 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 $0.28. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.23 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q4 were 52% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 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 68.0%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.0%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 480 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $63.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $282.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.57.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 369 members out of 396 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 125 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 121 give Interactive Intelligence Group 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 Interactive Intelligence Group is outperform, with an average price target of $33.71.
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