Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 23. 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 Checkpoint Systems's revenues will decrease -17.2% and EPS will shrink -280.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $208.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Last quarter, Checkpoint Systems reported revenue of $188.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $215.0 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 $0.02. GAAP EPS were -$0.13 for Q3 versus -$1.20 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 38.3%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.1%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.8%, 1,980 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $757.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.02.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 81 members out of 96 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Checkpoint Systems a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Checkpoint Systems is buy, with an average price target of $14.00.
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