Sierra Wireless (Nasdaq: SWIR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. 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 Sierra Wireless's revenues will grow 6.4% and EPS will increase 125.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $156.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Last quarter, Sierra Wireless reported revenue of $162.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $146.8 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 $0.28. GAAP EPS were $0.12 for Q3 against -$0.03 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 29.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.3%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $637.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.91.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 321 members out of 346 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 91 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 85 give Sierra Wireless a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sierra Wireless is outperform, with an average price target of $10.14.
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