The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Atlantic Tele-Network beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Atlantic Tele-Network logged revenue of $184.4 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $178.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.84. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.52 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.84 for Q4 were 211% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 65.1%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.5%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $178.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $715.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.42.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 213 members out of 222 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Atlantic Tele-Network a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Atlantic Tele-Network is outperform, with an average price target of $52.00.
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