Constant Contact (NAS: CTCT) reported earnings on April 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Constant Contact met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
Constant Contact recorded revenue of $68.2 million. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $68.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $59.9 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 $0.05. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.03 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q1 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.02 for Q1 versus $0.01 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 70.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -3.9%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $70.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $285.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.67.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 87 members out of 107 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 40 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give Constant Contact a green thumbs-up, and nine 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 $19.18.
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