The Gory Details on Cass Information Systems's Double Miss
Mar 11th 2013 9:01PM
Updated Mar 11th 2013 9:20PM
Cass Information Systems (NAS: CASS) filed its 10-K on March 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Cass Information Systems missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins dropped across the board.
Cass Information Systems notched revenue of $26.8 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $28.0 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 $0.46. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.54 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q4 were 4.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 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 41.0%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.5%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.3%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $28.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $116.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.16.
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