United Online (Nasdaq: UNTD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 United Online's revenues will compress -0.7% and EPS will decrease -36.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $216.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Last quarter, United Online booked revenue of $177.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $182.7 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 62% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 49.7%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.0%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.8%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $868.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.66.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 254 members out of 281 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give United Online a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Online is buy, with an average price target of $7.07.
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