VeriSign (Nasdaq: VRSN ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict VeriSign's revenues will improve 13.7% and EPS will expand 18.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $215.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, VeriSign recorded revenue of $205.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $181.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.42. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q1 were 75% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 79.9%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 47.8%, 870 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 33.1%, 1,060 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $878.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 257 members out of 311 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 77 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give VeriSign a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on VeriSign is outperform, with an average price target of $40.31.
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