Zix (Nasdaq: ZIXI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 19. 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 Zix's revenues will expand 14.4% and EPS will wane -82.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $11.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.04.
Last quarter, Zix reported revenue of $11.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.6 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 $0.04. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q3 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.04 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 82.9%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.8%, 920 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.6%, 930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $43.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.17.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 544 members out of 781 rating the stock outperform, and 237 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give Zix a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zix is buy, with an average price target of $4.50.
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