Netgear (Nasdaq: NTGR ) 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 Netgear's revenues will drop -0.5% and EPS will wane -20.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $307.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.55.
Last quarter, Netgear recorded revenue of $315.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $301.8 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 31.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.57.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,260 members out of 2,335 rating the stock outperform, and 75 members rating it underperform. Among 705 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 697 give Netgear a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Netgear is hold, with an average price target of $41.38.
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