The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Stamps.com missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins increased, operating margins expanded, net margins dropped.
Stamps.com booked revenue of $30.1 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $31.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $27.2 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 $0.47. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.58 for Q4 were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.80 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 75.5%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.7%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 30.9%, 1,830 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $32.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $132.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 180 members out of 197 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 64 give Stamps.com a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stamps.com is buy, with an average price target of $34.25.
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