Monster Worldwide (NYS: MWW) reported earnings on Jan. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Monster Worldwide missed on revenue and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly, and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Monster Worldwide logged revenue of $250.0 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $259.1 million. Sales were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $255.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.11. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.12 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.09 for Q4 compared to $0.00 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.4%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.0%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $245.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.03.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.29.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 253 members out of 331 rating the stock outperform, and 78 members rating it underperform. Among 121 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 91 give Monster Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and 30 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Monster Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $13.08.
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