The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Accelrys missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share didn't change. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins dropped, net margins increased.
Accelrys booked revenue of $39.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $42.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $38.4 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 $0.07. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.07 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.07 were the same as the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were $0.35 for Q2 against -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.
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 72.9%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -13.7%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 50.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $44.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $176.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.32.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 52 members out of 69 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 14 give Accelrys a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Accelrys is outperform, with an average price target of $11.00.
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