Jive Software Beats Up on Analysts Yet Again

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Jive Software (NAS: JIVE) reported earnings on July 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Jive Software met expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP loss per share grew. GAAP loss per share expanded.


Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Jive Software tallied revenue of $35.2 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $35.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $27.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.14. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.16 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.14 for Q2 against -$0.11 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.27 for Q2 versus -$0.19 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 61.0%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -53.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -50.5%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $36.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.15.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $145.3 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.60.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 27 members out of 51 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 17 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Jive Software a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jive Software is outperform, with an average price target of $18.95.

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