Sohu.com (Nasdaq: SOHU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 4. 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 Sohu.com's revenues will expand 18.7% and EPS will shrink -45.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $292.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Last quarter, Sohu.com notched revenue of $285.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $232.9 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 $0.77. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q3 were 46% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 66.1%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.3%, 930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 1,100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.26.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,148 members out of 1,215 rating the stock outperform, and 67 members rating it underperform. Among 298 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 277 give Sohu.com a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sohu.com is hold, with an average price target of $54.44.
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