Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Dish Network's revenues will compress -1.9% and EPS will contract -24.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Last quarter, Dish Network logged revenue of $3.52 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.60 billion.
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 $0.49. GAAP EPS were -$0.35 for Q3 versus $0.71 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 40.0%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.5%, 1,340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.20.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 306 members out of 397 rating the stock outperform, and 91 members rating it underperform. Among 116 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 88 give Dish Network a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dish Network is outperform, with an average price target of $34.00.
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