Zacks Earnings and Margins Strategy highlights: Ansoft Corp., Anixter International, Cholestech Corp. and EXFO Electro Optical Engineering.
Here are four companies that meet the following Earnings and Margin Profit Track:
Ansoft Corp. (Nasdaq: ANST) recently reported fiscal third-quarter results. The company's quarterly earnings per share result increased on a year-over-year basis and topped the consensus estimate by nearly 11%. Ansoft Corp. stated that it had an excellent quarter with particularly strong revenue growth in its high-performance product line and in both domestic and international markets. ANST's annual earnings showed a 92% improvement over the year-prior performance. ANST offers a net margin of 0.23.
Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE) is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) company. AXE recently released fourth-quarter results, noting that strong fourth quarter results completed a series of record-setting quarters leading to a record year in terms of sales and earnings. Earnings per share topped the previous year's fourth quarter and exceeded the consensus estimate by 2%. The company's full-year earnings experienced growth of 77% on a year-over-year basis.
Cholestech Corp. (Nasdaq: CTEC) meets the criteria of this Profit Track as evidenced by its year-over-year earnings growth of 66% for the full year. The company recently announced fiscal third-quarter earnings that were higher than the year-ago result and outperformed the consensus estimate by 7%. Cholestech Corp. mentioned that its operating results continue to reflect improving margins in its business.
EXFO Electro Optical Engineering Inc. (Nasdaq: EXFO) boasts year-over-year earnings per share growth of 425% for the full fiscal year. In early January, the company posted fiscal first-quarter GAAP net earnings of five cents per share, versus the previous year's total of one cent. The result was 25% above Wall Street expectations. EXFO said it continues to execute its profitable growth strategy with solid year-over-year progression in terms of sales, gross margin and net earnings.
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