MedAssets (Nasdaq: MDAS ) 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 MedAssets's revenues will expand 2.0% and EPS will wither -12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $159.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Last quarter, MedAssets chalked up revenue of $163.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $143.6 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 $0.32. GAAP EPS were $0.09 for Q3 versus -$0.02 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 78.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.1%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $636.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.12.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 65 members out of 77 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give MedAssets a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MedAssets is outperform, with an average price target of $17.91.
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