Westwood Holdings Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Westwood Holdings Group beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Margins shrank across the board.
Westwood Holdings Group notched revenue of $20.6 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $19.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $17.0 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 $0.49. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q4 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 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%, 860 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 28.4%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.5%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $19.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $83.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.67.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 146 members out of 153 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Westwood Holdings Group a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
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