Investors never know what to expect for Polycom
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Polycom, with 11 of 16 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Polycom better than competitor Logitech International SA (USA overall. Analysts still rate the stock a Moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $388.4 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 26.1% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 21 cents per share. Estimates range from 20 cents to 22 cents.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock with 92.2% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars with 90.7% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Polycom, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 85 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Polycom, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
Polycom's profit has risen year over year by an average of more than threefold over the past five quarters. The company boosted its gross margin by 2.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 24.1% while cost of sales rose 16.9% to $144.6 million from a year earlier.
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