The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), XO Group missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
XO Group reported revenue of $30.3 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $31.3 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 $0.07. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q1 were 250% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 84.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.3%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.5%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $37.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $135.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.41.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 520 members out of 566 rating the stock outperform, and 46 members rating it underperform. Among 150 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 142 give XO Group a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on XO Group is hold, with an average price target of $12.00.
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