Fool Checkup: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Earnings

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYS: MSO) reported earnings on Aug. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia missed estimates on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP loss per share contracted.


Gross margins improved, operating margins grew, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia tallied revenue of $47.9 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $51.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $54.9 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.03. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.07 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.04 for Q2 versus -$0.05 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 46.6%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -4.4%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.6%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $49.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.05.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $212.0 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.06.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 202 members out of 307 rating the stock outperform, and 105 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 28 give Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is hold, with an average price target of $4.33.

The article Fool Checkup: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Earnings originally appeared on Fool.com.

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