WebMD Health (Nasdaq: WBMD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 WebMD Health's revenues will compress -17.8% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $123.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.07.
Last quarter, WebMD Health booked revenue of $117.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $135.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.06. GAAP EPS were -$0.02 for Q3 against $0.24 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 54.6%, 910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.3%, 1,860 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.8%, 1,130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $461.5 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.39.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 111 members out of 165 rating the stock outperform, and 54 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give WebMD Health a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WebMD Health is hold, with an average price target of $15.67.
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