The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Federated Investors missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly. GAAP earnings per share was unchanged.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
Federated Investors reported revenue of $228.0 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $252.0 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 $0.41. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.42 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.41 were the same as 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 70.6%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.9%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $263.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.78.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 286 members out of 306 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give Federated Investors a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Federated Investors is hold, with an average price target of $22.86.
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