iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT ) 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 iRobot's revenues will shrink -22.8% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $100.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.23.
Last quarter, iRobot tallied revenue of $126.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $120.4 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 $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.54 for Q3 were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 43.5%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.0%, 510 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 $435.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,180 members out of 1,298 rating the stock outperform, and 118 members rating it underperform. Among 359 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 330 give iRobot a green thumbs-up, and 29 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on iRobot is hold, with an average price target of $27.80.
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