The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Boulder Brands met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Boulder Brands logged revenue of $113.0 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $112.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $83.9 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 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.05 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q4 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 43.8%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $108.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $454.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.32.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 260 members out of 286 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 59 give Boulder Brands a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boulder Brands is outperform, with an average price target of $14.29.
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