United Online Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD) 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.

United Online, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 5.56% to $0.17 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.18 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 4.38% to $221.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: United Online, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.17 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.13. It missed the average revenue estimate of $228.1 million.

Quoting Management: “The planned tax-free spin off of FTD from United Online remains on track,” said Mark R. Goldston, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We expect the spin-off transaction will be effected before the market opens on October 1, 2013 and the proposed reverse stock split of United Online stock, if approved by the stockholders and the Board of Directors, will take place immediately prior to the spin off.”

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EPS increased 6.25% 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 $0.09 to a profit $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.53 to a profit of $0.50 over the last ninety days.

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