The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Orbitz Worldwide beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins shrank, net margins expanded.
Orbitz Worldwide tallied revenue of $202.9 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $198.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $189.8 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 $1.34. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.06 per share. GAAP EPS were $1.34 for Q1 versus -$0.06 per share for 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 79.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.1%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 72.1%, much better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $216.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $815.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.59.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 98 members out of 146 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Orbitz Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Orbitz Worldwide is hold, with an average price target of $3.43.
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