Cincinnati Bell Meets on Revenues, Misses on EPS
Cincinnati Bell (NYS: CBB) reported earnings yesterday. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Cincinnati Bell met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved slightly and GAAP loss per share expanded.
Margins contracted across the board.
Cincinnati Bell reported revenue of $365.3 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $370.7 million. GAAP sales were 0.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $362.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.03. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.06 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.17 for Q4 compared to -$0.10 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -8.3%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $366.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
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