ValueClick (Nasdaq: VCLK ) 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 ValueClick's revenues will grow 9.1% and EPS will increase 2.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $166.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, ValueClick chalked up revenue of $199.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $175.4 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 $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 64.4%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.6%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.2%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $752.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.86.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 555 members out of 589 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 149 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 135 give ValueClick a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ValueClick is outperform, with an average price target of $20.27.
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