CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. 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 CBIZ's revenues will expand 8.3% and EPS will increase 2.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $239.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, CBIZ reported revenue of $172.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $162.9 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 $0.00. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q4 against -$0.02 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 4.2%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.6%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.7%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $824.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 116 members out of 124 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 27 give CBIZ a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CBIZ is outperform, with an average price target of $7.75.
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