FXCM (NYSE: FXCM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Jan. 17. 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 FXCM's revenues will grow 4.5% and EPS will compress -42.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $113.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Last quarter, FXCM booked revenue of $114.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $109.1 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 77.7%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.2%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $422.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.61.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 41 members out of 42 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among 13 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 13 give FXCM a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FXCM is outperform, with an average price target of $11.83.
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