Liquidity Services (Nasdaq: LQDT ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 Liquidity Services's revenues will grow 24.2% and EPS will increase 15.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $131.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Last quarter, Liquidity Services booked revenue of $122.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 54% higher than the prior-year quarter's $79.2 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q4 were 70% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 42.2%, 900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.1%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $584.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.15.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 419 members out of 442 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 137 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 134 give Liquidity Services 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 Liquidity Services is buy, with an average price target of $65.55.
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