Nasdaq OMX Group (Nasdaq: NDAQ ) is expected to report Q4 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 Nasdaq OMX Group's revenues will compress -2.9% and EPS will drop -3.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $409.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.61.
Last quarter, Nasdaq OMX Group recorded revenue of $409.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $944.0 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 $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.52 for Q3 were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 55.0%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.4%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.0%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.48.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 583 members out of 606 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 172 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 168 give Nasdaq OMX Group a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Nasdaq OMX Group is outperform, with an average price target of $27.86.
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