Avid Technology Earnings Preview

Avid Technology (Nasdaq: AVID  ) will look to avoid missing estimates for the third consecutive quarter when its earnings are released. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday. Avid Technology is a provider of digital media content-creation solutions for film, video, audio, and broadcast professionals, as well as artists and home enthusiasts.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Avid Technology with three of four analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Avid Technology as much as competitor Concurrent Computer overall. One out of one analysts rate Concurrent Computer a buy compared to one of four for Avid Technology. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained steady in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $177 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 9.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.06 per share.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All-Stars see Avid as a good bet, with 67.7% giving it an outperform rating. The majority of Fools (68.1%) agree with the All-Stars and award it an outperform rating. Fools have embraced Avid Technology, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 75 posts in the past 30 days. Avid Technology's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
Revenue has fallen in the past two quarters.

Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Margins illustrate how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. Avid Technology has seen increasing operating margins year-over-year for the last four quarters. Operating margins reflect the total sales revenue that the company retains after costs. Here is how Avid Technology has been doing for the last four quarters:

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

53.2%

51.1%

52.1%

53.8%

Operating Margin

(2.9%)

(7.2%)

(2.0%)

(1.7%)

Net Margin

(4.9%)

(7.4%)

(3.1%)

(0.3%)

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Earnings estimates provided by Zacks.

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