Allot Communications (Nasdaq: ALLT ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 7. 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 Allot Communications's revenues will increase 13.6% and EPS will compress -26.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $27.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Last quarter, Allot Communications reported revenue of $26.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $22.0 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS were -$0.46 for Q4 compared to $0.13 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 70.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -7.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -57.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $123.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 117 members out of 128 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give Allot Communications a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Allot Communications is outperform, with an average price target of $27.32.
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