Cavium (Nasdaq: CAVM ) 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 Cavium's revenues will expand 17.4% and EPS will decrease 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $66.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Last quarter, Cavium notched revenue of $61.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $67.7 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 $0.15. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q3 versus $0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 59.4%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -14.9%, 1,610 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -13.3%, 2,220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $235.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.40.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 79 members out of 113 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 46 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 38 give Cavium a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cavium is outperform, with an average price target of $31.75.
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