National American University Holdings Beats on Revenue, Matches Expectations on EPS

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National American University Holdings (NAS: NAUH) reported earnings on Jan. 4. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q2), National American University Holdings beat slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded, and earnings per share dropped significantly.

Margins shrank across the board.

Revenue details
National American University Holdings reported revenue of $30 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $30 million. Sales were 9.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $28 million

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.07. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.07 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q2 were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 74.4%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.7%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.4%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods.

Looking ahead
What does the future hold?

Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $30 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $117 million. The average EPS estimate is $.23.

Investor Sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on National American University Holdings is buy, with an average price target of $11.50.

At the time this article was published Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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