Monster Worldwide Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines
Monster Worldwide (NYS: MWW) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Monster Worldwide beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins grew across the board.
Monster Worldwide reported revenue of $246.1 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $242.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $261.4 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 $0.04. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.02 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 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 50.7%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.6%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $244.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $991.3 million. 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 326 rating the stock outperform, and 74 members rating it underperform. Among 102 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 75 give Monster Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and 27 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 $11.62.
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