New York Times (NYSE: NYT ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 New York Times's revenues will wane -10.9% and EPS will wither -28.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $573.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Last quarter, New York Times reported revenue of $449.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $451.6 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 -$0.01. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q3 were 80% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 55.1%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.6%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.5%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.51.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 168 members out of 430 rating the stock outperform, and 262 members rating it underperform. Among 146 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give New York Times a green thumbs-up, and 93 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on New York Times is hold, with an average price target of $8.71.
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