The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Ciber beat slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share didn't move.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins contracted, net margins expanded.
Ciber logged revenue of $225.0 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $222.5 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 $0.03. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.03 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q1 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.02 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 25.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.5%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.7%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $225.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $905.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.16.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 129 members out of 141 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Ciber a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ciber is outperform, with an average price target of $5.60.
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