Fair Isaac Corp. (NYSE:FICO) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Fair Isaac Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 25.45% to $0.69 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.55 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 12.4% to $179.3 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Fair Isaac Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.69 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.67. It missed the average revenue estimate of $187.05 million.
Quoting Management: “We continue to pursue initiatives that will propel our growth and generate recurring revenue streams within and beyond our core financial services business,” said Will Lansing, chief executive officer. “Despite the softness we saw in license sales this quarter, we remain committed to our guidance for the year, and confident in our long-term strategy to capitalize upon the enormous opportunities we see in Big Data analytics.”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue decreased 5.64% from $190.02 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 6.15% from $0.65 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.68 to a profit $0.72. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.88 to a profit of $2.9 over the last ninety days.
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