Why NIC Shares Jumped

Why NIC Shares Jumped

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of NIC have jumped today by as much as 19% after the company reported earnings.

So what: Revenue in the second quarter added up to $65.9 million, which paved the way for $0.16 per share in profit. Both figures easily beat the Street, which was calling for $60.6 million in sales and a profit of just $0.11 per share.

Now what: The company said its non-DMV services segment performed well, with sales rising 40%. While the company acknowledged a previously disclosed challenge with the Pennsylvania Treasury, NIC continues to grow relationships with other governments. NIC added Wisconsin as its newest state partner in the quarter, while numerous other states renewed contracts.

Interested in more info on NIC? Add it to your watchlist by clicking here.

The best investing approach is to choose great companies and stick with them for the long term. The Motley Fool's free report, "3 Stocks That Will Help You Retire Rich," names stocks that could help you build long-term wealth and retire well, along with some winning wealth-building strategies that every investor should be aware of. Click here now to keep reading.

The article Why NIC Shares Jumped originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Originally published