Will Entravision Communications Beat These Analyst Estimates?

Entravision Communications (NYSE: EVC  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 Entravision Communications's revenues will grow 2.6% and EPS will grow 66.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $55.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Entravision Communications notched revenue of $49.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $46.5 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.01. GAAP EPS were -$0.01 for Q1 versus -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 50.6%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.9%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $218.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 101 members out of 116 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Entravision Communications a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Entravision Communications is buy, with an average price target of $3.75.

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  • Report this Comment On July 31, 2013, at 5:37 PM, JayEmGee wrote:

    "Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Entravision Communications is buy, with an average price target of $3.75."

    ??? Stock is at $5.69 last time I looked!

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