Blucora Crushes Earnings Estimates
byJul 30th 2012 9:56AM
Blucora (NAS: BCOR) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Blucora beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins expanded across the board.
Blucora recorded revenue of $100.9 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $93.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 86% higher than the prior-year quarter's $54.3 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 $0.53. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.35 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.23 for Q2 versus -$0.13 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 36.3%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, 1,820 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $77.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $374.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.16.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 123 members rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 28 give Blucora a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Blucora is outperform, with an average price target of $14.75.
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