The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Blue Nile's revenues will improve 10.4% and EPS will shrink -63.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $88.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Last quarter, Blue Nile recorded revenue of $83.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $80.2 million.
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 $0.01. GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q1 were 94% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 18.4%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.3%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.2%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $389.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.66.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 648 members out of 843 rating the stock outperform, and 195 members rating it underperform. Among 262 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 202 give Blue Nile a green thumbs-up, and 60 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Blue Nile is hold, with an average price target of $33.63.
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