comScore Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

comScore, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.06 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 9.28% to $68.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: comScore, Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $-0.05 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.02. It beat the average revenue estimate of $66.54 million.

Quoting Management: Dr. Magid Abraham, comScore’s president and chief executive officer said, “We delivered a strong fourth quarter with revenue and adjusted EBITDA that underscored the health of our core businesses and momentum of our newer product offerings. Our multi-platform capabilities are invigorating Media Metrix sales activity and our validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) advertising analytics suite continues to see strong sales activity. We are particularly excited that we signed substantial deals for our website analytics offering, Digital Analytix, and for our mobile operator analytics product during the quarter. We also continued to solidify our market leadership with the addition of 45 net new customers in the fourth quarter, ending the year with a total of 2,159 customers.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 6.43% from $64.27 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $-0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.09 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a loss of $0.03 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.32, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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