The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 29 (Q2), CRA International missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins shrank, net margins grew.
CRA International reported revenue of $64.1 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $65.6 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 $0.15. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.32 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q2 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q2 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 30.9%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.9%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $68.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $265.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 69 members out of 76 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 29 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give CRA International a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CRA International is outperform, with an average price target of $25.00.
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