IMAX (NYSE: IMAX ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 compress -3.9% and EPS will expand 33.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $53.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.
Last quarter, IMAX booked revenue of $77.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $64.2 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 $0.23. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 138% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 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 53.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.5%, 830 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.5%, 710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $309.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.96.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,559 members out of 1,668 rating the stock outperform, and 109 members rating it underperform. Among 408 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 392 give IMAX a green thumbs-up, and 16 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 $26.45.
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