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United States Cellular (NYSE: USM ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.
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Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict United States Cellular's revenues will improve 1.3% and EPS will wither -13.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.
Last quarter, United States Cellular tallied revenue of $1.09 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.06 billion.
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 $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q1 were 78% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 61.5%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.14.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 34 members out of 57 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 11 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), seven give United States Cellular a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United States Cellular is hold, with an average price target of $40.40.
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