WebMD Health Goes Red
WebMD Health (NAS: WBMD) reported earnings on May 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), WebMD Health met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss.
Margins contracted across the board.
WebMD Health reported revenue of $106.9 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $106.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $131.6 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 -$0.22. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged -$0.13 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.14 for Q1, versus $0.32 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 50%, 1,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -11.8%, 2,820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.3%, 2,220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $123.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $506.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.11.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 111 members rating the stock outperform and 56 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give WebMD Health a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WebMD Health is hold, with an average price target of $23.67.
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