Constant Contact (NAS: CTCT) reported earnings on Jan. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Constant Contact beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Constant Contact reported revenue of $66.3 million. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see a top line of $65.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $57.5 million.
EPS came in at $0.17. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.16 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 66% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 per share.
For the quarter, gross margin was 71.7%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.6%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, 2,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $67.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $285.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.68.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 91 members out of 109 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Constant Contact a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Constant Contact is hold, with an average price target of $19.09.
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