Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. 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 Check Point Software Technologies's revenues will grow 4.8% and EPS will grow 4.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $373.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.88.
Last quarter, Check Point Software Technologies booked revenue of $332.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $308.3 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 $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.73 for Q3 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 88.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 55.0%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 45.9%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.17.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 343 members out of 368 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 109 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 104 give Check Point Software Technologies a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Check Point Software Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $62.14.
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