BMC Software (Nasdaq: BMC ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Jan. 28. 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 BMC Software's revenues will increase 7.2% and EPS will grow 8.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $587.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.01.
Last quarter, BMC Software reported revenue of $548.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $556.7 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 $0.88. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q2 were 6.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 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 73.0%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.2%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.8%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.56.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 323 members out of 344 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 130 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 127 give BMC Software a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on BMC Software is outperform, with an average price target of $43.67.
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