ValueClick (Nasdaq: VCLK ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 ValueClick's revenues will increase 8.5% and EPS will increase 48.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $198.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Last quarter, ValueClick reported revenue of $160.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $127.9 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 $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 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 60.8%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.3%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.6%, 1,500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $661.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 560 members out of 594 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 154 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 140 give ValueClick 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 ValueClick is outperform, with an average price target of $19.94.
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