Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ:VPRT) 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 0.96%.
Vistaprint N.V. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 2.5% to $0.41 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.40 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 11.86% to $280.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Vistaprint N.V. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.41 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.33. It beat the average revenue estimate of $272.98 million.
Quoting Management: “Fiscal year 2013 was a year with mixed financial results,” said Robert Keane, president and chief executive officer. “Our total revenue performance was disappointing relative to our expectations twelve months ago. Though our revenue growth in North America was strong with good execution of our strategic and financial objectives, our growth in Europe and Australia was weaker than expected. Moving to earnings, we were pleased with our higher than anticipated bottom-line performance for the year. This was due in part to actions we took throughout the year to improve advertising efficiency and moderate our expense growth in reaction to our lower revenue growth, reflecting our commitment to achieving our annual earnings target.”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue decreased 2.63% from $287.68 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 14.58% from $0.48 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 $0.35 to a profit $0.33. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.06 to a profit of $2.08 over the last ninety days.
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