Coinstar (Nasdaq: CSTR ) 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 Coinstar's revenues will grow 2.1% and EPS will contract -38.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $580.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.86.
Last quarter, Coinstar booked revenue of $564.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $520.5 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 $0.93. GAAP EPS of $0.74 for Q4 were 26% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 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 28.3%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.14.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 636 members out of 728 rating the stock outperform, and 92 members rating it underperform. Among 150 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 129 give Coinstar a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Coinstar is outperform, with an average price target of $66.50.
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