F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on April 24. 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 F5 Networks's revenues will grow 3.1% and EPS will wane -1.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $350.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.06.
Last quarter, F5 Networks logged revenue of $365.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $322.4 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 $1.14. GAAP EPS of $0.88 for Q1 were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.83 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 83.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.0%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.47 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.50.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 696 members out of 756 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 185 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 170 give F5 Networks a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on F5 Networks is outperform, with an average price target of $108.93.
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