HSN (Nasdaq: HSNI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 HSN's revenues will increase 4.7% and EPS will grow 32.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $999.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.01.
Last quarter, HSN recorded revenue of $778.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $727.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.31. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q3 were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 36.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.3%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.29 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 64 members out of 102 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 37 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give HSN a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HSN is hold, with an average price target of $52.30.
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