Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Feb. 11. 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 Lions Gate Entertainment's revenues will increase 117.8% and EPS will compress -2300.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $703.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, Lions Gate Entertainment booked revenue of $707.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 97% higher than the prior-year quarter's $358.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.53. GAAP EPS were $0.53 for Q2 compared to -$0.19 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 54.3%, 1,190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.4%, 2,000 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.7%, 1,780 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.89.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 338 members out of 391 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 89 give Lions Gate Entertainment a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Lions Gate Entertainment is outperform, with an average price target of $18.22.
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