Vasco Data (VDSI) Beats Q4 by $0.07

VASCO Data Security International Inc. (VDSI) shares are up more than 7% to $29.85 in morning trading Tuesday after the company reported its fourth quarter earnings results.

The hardware and software security systems maker reported earnings of $0.32 per share on revenues of $62.4 million, up 44.1% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.25 on revenues of $54 million. For the full-year 2014, revenue increased 30% to $201.5 million from $155.0 million in 2013.

“Revenues for the fourth quarter and full-year 2014 were the best in the Company’s history,” T. Kendall Hunt, Chairman & CEO of Vasco Data said in a statement.

For FY15, VDSI issued revenue projection of $220-230 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $220.33 million. Operating income as a percentage of revenue, excluding the amortization of purchased intangible assets, is projected to be in the range of 17% to 20%.

On valuation measures, Vasco Data Security International Inc. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 942K shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 46.95, a forward P/E of 32.35 and a P/E to growth ratio of 3.03. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $32.50 with a high target of $35.00. Currently ticker has 2 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to no ’Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, VDSI has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 13.59% and 16.49%, respectively. The $1.17B market cap company reported $125.91M in cash vs. $0.00 in debt in its most recent quarter.

VDSI currently prints a staggering one year return of about 313%, and a year-to-date loss of 1.24%.

The chart below shows where the equity has traded over the last 52 weeks.

Vasco Data Security International Inc. is a developer of markets security systems which secures and manages access to user digital assets worldwide. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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