Arris Group (Nasdaq: ARRS) didn't hit the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors hope that it will rebound this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday. Arris Group is a global communication technology company specializing in the design and engineering of broadband network solutions.

What analysts say

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Arris Group with 11 of 13 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Arris Group as much as competitor NetGear overall. Five out of seven analysts rate NetGear a buy compared to two of 13 for Arris Group. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained steadfast in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $271.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 3.2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.15 per share. Estimates range from $0.13 to $0.16.

What our community says
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 98% granting it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 96.2% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools are keen on Arris Group and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 219 posts in the past 30 days. Arris Group has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Arris Group's income has fallen year over year by an average of 38.5%. A year-over-year revenue increase last quarter snaps a streak of two consecutive quarters of revenue declines. Revenue rose 0.3% in the first quarter and fell 11.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 0.5% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.






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