Belo (NYSE: BLC ) 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 Belo's revenues will expand 2.3% and EPS will grow 7.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $159.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Last quarter, Belo reported revenue of $204.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $180.3 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 $0.37. GAAP EPS were -$0.62 for Q4 versus -$0.26 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 45.7%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.3%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.1%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $686.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 109 members out of 135 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 38 give Belo a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Belo is buy, with an average price target of $9.25.
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