IMAX (NYSE: IMAX ) 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 IMAX's revenues will expand 10.2% and EPS will grow 14.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $73.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Last quarter, IMAX tallied revenue of $80.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $66.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.26. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 83% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 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 55.4%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.9%, 780 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.6%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $279.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.72.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,530 members out of 1,640 rating the stock outperform, and 110 members rating it underperform. Among 434 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 417 give IMAX a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on IMAX is outperform, with an average price target of $26.02.
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