The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Pervasive Software beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share didn't move.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins dropped.
Pervasive Software reported revenue of $12.5 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $12.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $11.9 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 $0.03. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.03 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 82.9%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.1%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $12.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $50.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.10.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 35 members out of 36 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among eight CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), seven give Pervasive Software 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 Pervasive Software is hold, with an average price target of $8.50.
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