The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict MetroPCS Communications' revenues will grow 3.7% and EPS will wane -8.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.25 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, MetroPCS Communications chalked up revenue of $1.28 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.06. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q1 were 60% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 33.6%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.55.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 438 members out of 479 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give MetroPCS Communications a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MetroPCS Communications is hold, with an average price target of $12.68.
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