Websense (Nasdaq: WBSN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 Websense's revenues will contract -1.6% and EPS will compress -27.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $91.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Last quarter, Websense recorded revenue of $90.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $92.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.43. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q3 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 83.4%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $361.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.51.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 88 members out of 109 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Websense 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 Websense is hold, with an average price target of $18.39.
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