21Vianet Group (Nasdaq: VNET ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 5. 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 21Vianet Group's revenues will increase 32.7% and EPS will expand 8.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $67.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Last quarter, 21Vianet Group logged revenue of $63.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 54% higher than the prior-year quarter's $41.0 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q3 were 86% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 27.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.1%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $244.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.48.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 26 members out of 31 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among six CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give 21Vianet Group a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on 21Vianet Group is outperform, with an average price target of $15.90.
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