Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd (NYSE: QIHU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 22. 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 Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd's revenues will grow 50.1% and EPS will grow 30.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $93.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Last quarter, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd booked revenue of $84.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 77% higher than the prior-year quarter's $47.5 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 $0.20. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q3 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 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 90.6%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.5%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.4%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $319.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.74.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 95 members out of 238 rating the stock outperform, and 143 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 15 give Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd a green thumbs-up, and 69 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd is outperform, with an average price target of $31.62.
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