The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Support.com met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Support.com reported revenue of $18.9 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $18.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $15.0 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 $0.06. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.04 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q4 against -$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 52.7%, 1,290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.2%, 3,300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 3,590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $20.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $89.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.18.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 54 members out of 67 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 14 give Support.com a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Support.com is buy, with an average price target of $6.08.
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