The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Navigant Consulting beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Navigant Consulting notched revenue of $213.1 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $208.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $181.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
EPS came in at $0.31. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.24 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q2 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q2 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 41.2%, 850 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.2%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $202.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $784.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.03.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 133 members out of 147 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give Navigant Consulting 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 Navigant Consulting is outperform, with an average price target of $15.33.
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