Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 24. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Juniper Networks's revenues will expand 0.6% and EPS will shrink -21.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, Juniper Networks booked revenue of $1.12 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 billion.
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 $0.22. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q3 were 81% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 64.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.3%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.5%, 610 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.79.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 623 members out of 726 rating the stock outperform, and 103 members rating it underperform. Among 165 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 141 give Juniper Networks a green thumbs-up, and 24 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Juniper Networks is hold, with an average price target of $18.74.
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