Bankrate (NYSE: RATE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 Bankrate's revenues will shrink -6.8% and EPS will compress -42.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $106.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Last quarter, Bankrate reported revenue of $116.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $112.9 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 $0.13. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q3 were 57% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 67.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.6%, 840 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.2%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $469.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.60.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 15 members out of 27 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 11 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), three give Bankrate a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bankrate is outperform, with an average price target of $23.00.
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