NeuStar (NYSE: NSR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 NeuStar's revenues will grow 23.0% and EPS will expand 157.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $214.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, NeuStar reported revenue of $211.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $152.5 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 $0.90. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q3 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 78.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 35.3%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 21.7%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $831.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.01.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NeuStar is outperform, with an average price target of $43.64.
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