Cumulus Media (Nasdaq: CMLS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 18. 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 Cumulus Media's revenues will wither -0.7% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $288.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Last quarter, Cumulus Media reported revenue of $275.4 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $124.8 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 $0.10. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q3 were 63% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.73 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 41.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.4%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.08.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 73 members out of 98 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 12 give Cumulus Media a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cumulus Media is buy, with an average price target of $4.00.
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