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Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Beats Up on Analysts Yet Again

Monday - 3/18/2013, 3:20pm  ET

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco filed its 10-K on March 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hawaiian Telcom Holdco met expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Hawaiian Telcom Holdco chalked up revenue of $96.6 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $96.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.73. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.44 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q4 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $9.25 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 59.8%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 102.1%, much better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $98.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $394.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.07.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hawaiian Telcom Holdco is buy, with an average price target of $26.33.

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