CBS (NYSE: CBS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 CBS's revenues will grow 4.0% and EPS will increase 24.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.94 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Last quarter, CBS reported revenue of $3.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.37 billion.
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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.60 for Q3 were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 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 46.1%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.6%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.4%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.55.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 335 members out of 417 rating the stock outperform, and 82 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 136 give CBS a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CBS is outperform, with an average price target of $39.85.
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