Cass Information Systems Misses Where It Counts
Cass Information Systems (NAS: CASS) reported earnings on April 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Cass Information Systems beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins shrank, and net margins expanded.
Cass Information Systems tallied revenue of $28.4 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated sales of $26.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $27.7 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 $0.56. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.57 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q1 were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 45.3%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 28.5%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $27.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $110.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.31.
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