hiSoft Technology International (NAS: HSFT) reported earnings on Feb. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), hiSoft Technology International beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
hiSoft Technology International recorded revenue of $64.9 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $62.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 53% higher than the prior-year quarter's $42.5 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 $0.31. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.29 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 36.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 800 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.5%, 930 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $64.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $281.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.13.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 21 members out of 26 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), eight give hiSoft Technology International a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on hiSoft Technology International is buy, with an average price target of $17.79.
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