Acxiom Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

Acxiom Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 223.53% to $0.55 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.17 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.01% to $266.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Acxiom Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.55 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.15. It beat the average revenue estimate of $265.99 million.

Quoting Management: “The Audience Operating System is set to launch at AdWeek,” said Acxiom CEO Scott Howe. “We are pleased with our development progress and with the support we are receiving from our customers, prospects and agencies. We believe our technology is ground-breaking and will redefine marketing. For the first time marketers, agencies and publishers will have one to one marketing capabilities at scale across all channels and devices.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 0% from $0 in the previous quarter. EPS increased 189.47% from $0.19 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.21 to a profit $0.2. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.81 to a profit of $0.76 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)