Cogent Communications Group (Nasdaq: CCOI ) 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 Cogent Communications Group's revenues will grow 3.9% and EPS will contract -83.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $82.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Last quarter, Cogent Communications Group logged revenue of $79.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $77.4 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 $0.00. GAAP EPS dropped to zero from the prior-year quarter's $0.01.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 54.1%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.1%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $316.6 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.07.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 79 members out of 114 rating the stock outperform, and 35 members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Cogent Communications Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cogent Communications Group is outperform, with an average price target of $21.40.
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