The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q3), Vistaprint beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Vistaprint reported revenue of $287.7 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $284.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $257.6 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 $0.48. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.36 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q3 were 129% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q3 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 65.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.0%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $277.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.01.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 260 members out of 320 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 80 give Vistaprint a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vistaprint is hold, with an average price target of $32.08.
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