TASER International Whiffs on Revenues

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TASER International (NAS: TASR) reported earnings on Feb. 23. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), TASER International whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share.

Margins dropped across the board.

Revenue details
TASER International reported revenue of $21.3 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $24.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $22.9 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.07. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.02 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.11 for Q4 versus $0.00 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.4%, 1,930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -24.5%, 2,480 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -29.0%, 2,810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $23.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $101.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.11.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,008 members out of 1,094 rating the stock outperform, and 86 members rating it underperform. Among 219 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 194 give TASER International a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TASER International is outperform, with an average price target of $5.33.

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