Coinstar (Nasdaq: CSTR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 Coinstar's revenues will grow 11.7% and EPS will compress -24.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $581.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.76.
Last quarter, Coinstar notched revenue of $537.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $465.6 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 $1.26. GAAP EPS of $1.14 for Q3 were 3.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.18 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 34.6%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.4%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.67.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 658 members out of 744 rating the stock outperform, and 86 members rating it underperform. Among 168 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 148 give Coinstar a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coinstar is outperform, with an average price target of $75.95.
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