KEYW Holding (NAS: KEYW) reported earnings on Feb. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), KEYW Holding missed estimates on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share shrank to zero.
Gross margins increased, operating margins shrank, net margins dropped.
KEYW Holding notched revenue of $74.2 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $76.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $50.1 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 $0.00. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.01 per share. GAAP EPS contracted to zero from the prior-year quarter's $0.01.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 35.6%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.2%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $80.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $354.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.26.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 26 members out of 26 rating the stock outperform, and members rating it underperform. Among five CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), five give KEYW Holding a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on KEYW Holding is buy, with an average price target of $16.00.
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