Black Box (Nasdaq: BBOX ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 Black Box's revenues will decrease -11.6% and EPS will wither -24.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $244.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Last quarter, Black Box reported revenue of $260.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $287.2 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q2 were 48% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.83 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 30.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.7%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $995.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.48.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 67 members out of 79 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 19 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 18 give Black Box a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Black Box is buy, with an average price target of $29.00.
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