Solera Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLH) 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.
Solera Holdings Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 6.25% to $0.68 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.64 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 10.14% to $218.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Solera Holdings Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.68 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.66. It beat the average revenue estimate of $215.64 million.
Quoting Management: “I’m pleased to report solid results that were ahead of consensus for our fiscal year and fourth quarter 2013. On a constant currency basis, our full-year revenue growth was 8.5%, and we finished the year on a strong note with 10.3% revenue growth in the fourth quarter. Our full-year and fourth quarter Adjusted EBITDA also both exceeded consensus,” said Tony Aquila, Solera’s founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The investments we made in fiscal 2013 position us to successfully execute Phase 1 of our Mission 2020 and build a strong foundation for our planned growth in Phase II.”
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Revenue increased 1.8% from $214.63 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 4.23% from $0.71 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 $0.72 to a profit $0.70. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.70, which is the same with that ninety days ago.
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