World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 10. 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 World Wrestling Entertainment's revenues will expand 2.7% and EPS will contract 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $116.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Last quarter, World Wrestling Entertainment tallied revenue of $104.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $108.5 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 $0.07. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 64% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 41.1%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.8%, 1,460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.4%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $485.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.42.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 433 members out of 540 rating the stock outperform, and 107 members rating it underperform. Among 113 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give World Wrestling Entertainment a green thumbs-up, and 31 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on World Wrestling Entertainment is hold, with an average price target of $11.67.
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