Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 Comcast's revenues will expand 6.1% and EPS will increase 12.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $15.96 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Last quarter, Comcast booked revenue of $16.54 billion. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $14.34 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 $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.78 for Q3 were 136% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.33 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 37.7%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.4%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.8%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $62.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.94.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 876 members out of 1,060 rating the stock outperform, and 184 members rating it underperform. Among 317 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 271 give Comcast a green thumbs-up, and 46 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Comcast is outperform, with an average price target of $38.10.
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