RPX (Nasdaq: RPXC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 RPX's revenues will grow 15.6% and EPS will contract -5.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $49.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, RPX logged revenue of $47.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $38.4 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 $0.18. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q3 were 6.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 53.3%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.5%, 800 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.1%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $195.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.84.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 138 members out of 140 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give RPX a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RPX is outperform, with an average price target of $18.50.
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