Strayer Education (Nasdaq: STRA ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Strayer Education's revenues will contract -6.8% and EPS will contract -37.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $145.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.44.
Last quarter, Strayer Education booked revenue of $124.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $135.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.36. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q3 were 70% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.20 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 41.3%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.3%, 1,170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $565.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $5.74.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 258 members out of 327 rating the stock outperform, and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give Strayer Education a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Strayer Education is hold, with an average price target of $85.69.
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