The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), ReachLocal beat slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP loss per share dropped.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins dropped, net margins increased.
ReachLocal logged revenue of $120.2 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $118.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $99.8 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 -$0.01. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.00 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.01 for Q4 versus -$0.04 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 50.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.2%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $122.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $529.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.12.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 73 members out of 81 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give ReachLocal a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ReachLocal is outperform, with an average price target of $15.50.
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