CRA International (Nasdaq: CRAI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 16. 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 CRA International's revenues will shrink -13.6% and EPS will compress -10.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $64.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Last quarter, CRA International chalked up revenue of $64.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $71.0 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 $0.27. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q3 versus $0.34 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 35.1%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.2%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.1%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $263.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.91.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 70 members out of 76 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 28 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give CRA International 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 CRA International is outperform, with an average price target of $22.00.
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