Resources Connection Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Up Now

Resources Connection Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.37%.

Resources Connection Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 25% to $0.09 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.12 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 3.82% to $131.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Resources Connection Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.09 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.12. It missed the average revenue estimate of $133.43 million.

Quoting Management: “Our first quarter was challenging due to cautious spending by our clients,” said Tony Cherbak, president and chief executive officer of RGP. “However, we are encouraged to see Q-2 start positively with post Labor Day average weekly revenue over $11 million as some of our clients start larger scale initiatives.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 6.05% from $140.18 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 43.75% from $0.16 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 $0.17 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.64 to a profit of $0.61 over the last ninety days.

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

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