Sourcefire (Nasdaq: FIRE ) 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 Sourcefire's revenues will increase 19.8% and EPS will expand 16.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $63.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Last quarter, Sourcefire booked revenue of $58.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $45.2 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q3 were 43% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 77.2%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.1%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $219.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 145 members out of 181 rating the stock outperform, and 36 members rating it underperform. Among 51 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Sourcefire a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sourcefire is outperform, with an average price target of $57.92.
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