FXCM (NYSE: FXCM ) 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 FXCM's revenues will grow 24.3% and EPS will expand 35.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $127.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.23.
Last quarter, FXCM logged revenue of $108.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $107.0 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 $0.13. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q4 were 52% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 77.4%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.5%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $482.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.89.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 42 members out of 43 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among 11 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 11 give FXCM 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 FXCM is outperform, with an average price target of $12.06.
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