iRobot Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Happy Now

iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) 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. Shares are up 13.54%.

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iRobot Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 950% to $0.21 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.02 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 8.58% to $106.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: iRobot Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.21 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.18. It beat the average revenue estimate of $103.86 million.

Quoting Management: “We kicked off 2013 with an outstanding quarter. The results and outlook for our Home Robot business are excellent. We are very excited to have begun shipping our RP-VITA telemedicine robot in Q1 and our Defense & Security business delivered solid results,” said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot.

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Revenue increased 5.47% from $100.69 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $0.21 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.21 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 $0.13 to a profit $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.71 to a profit of $0.79 over the last ninety days.

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