Focus Media Holding (Nasdaq: FMCN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around March 13. 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 Focus Media Holding's revenues will drop -2.6% and EPS will increase 2.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $249.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, Focus Media Holding booked revenue of $256.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $210.7 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 $0.71. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q3 were 8.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 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 67.7%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.7%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 25.2%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $943.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.30.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,009 members out of 1,121 rating the stock outperform, and 112 members rating it underperform. Among 273 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 226 give Focus Media Holding a green thumbs-up, and 47 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Focus Media Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $39.66.
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