The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), XO Group missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
XO Group chalked up revenue of $32.2 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $32.8 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 $0.13. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.09 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q4 were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 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 82.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $31.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $138.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.41.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 523 members out of 567 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 160 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 150 give XO Group a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on XO Group is outperform, with an average price target of $11.75.
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