Stamps.com Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Like These Results

Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) 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 2.86%.

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Stamps.com Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 67.65% to $0.57 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.34 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 13.47% to $32.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Stamps.com Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.57 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.39. It beat the average revenue estimate of $30.39 million.

Quoting Management: “We are very pleased with our record earnings and the continued strength in our core PC Postage business,” said Ken McBride, Stamps.com Chairman and CEO. “Despite a continued tough economic environment, we maintained strength across our business lines. In addition to our revenue and earnings records this quarter, during the first quarter we hit our highest ever level of total paid customers, we added our largest number of new paid customers, we had our largest number of new customer acquired, and we continued to see strong growth in our enterprise and high volume shipping businesses. As a result of the strength across all areas of our business, we raised our 2013 guidance today.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 6.75% from $30.07 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 21.28% from $0.47 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 $0.49 to a profit $0.44. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.96 to a profit of $1.85 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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