The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), PowerSecure International met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
PowerSecure International reported revenue of $46.8 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $47.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $39.7 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 $0.13. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.12 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were $0.13 for Q4 compared to -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 33.0%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $40.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $219.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PowerSecure International is buy, with an average price target of $9.17.
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