Websense (Nasdaq: WBSN ) 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 Websense's revenues will wither -4.2% and EPS will decrease -50.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $85.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.
Last quarter, Websense recorded revenue of $91.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $92.7 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 $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q4 were 63% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 830 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.2%, 700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $355.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.87.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 90 members out of 111 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give Websense a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Websense is hold, with an average price target of $15.79.
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