VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Dec. 13. 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 VeriFone Systems's revenues will increase 20.6% and EPS will expand 43.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $495.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.76.
Last quarter, VeriFone Systems notched revenue of $489.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 54% higher than the prior-year quarter's $317.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.75. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 42.7%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.7%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.89 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.74.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on VeriFone Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $46.33.
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