The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Monster Worldwide met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP earnings per share shrank to a loss.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins shrank.
Monster Worldwide reported revenue of $211.2 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $212.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $250.0 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 $0.08. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.66 for Q4 versus $0.09 per share for 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 53.9%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -34.6%, 3,900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $210.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $828.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.36.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 244 members out of 315 rating the stock outperform, and 71 members rating it underperform. Among 104 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 75 give Monster Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Monster Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $8.81.
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