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What Does Wall Street See for Descartes Systems Group's Q2?

By Seth Jayson – Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 1:19PM

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Checking expectations

Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Sep. 6. 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 Descartes Systems Group's revenues will increase 8.3% and EPS will decrease 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $31.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Descartes Systems Group reported revenue of $29.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $27.1 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.07. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q1 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 per share.

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 64.6%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.2%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.7%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $127.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.51.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 42 members out of 43 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among 13 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 12 give Descartes Systems Group a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Descartes Systems Group is outperform, with an average price target of $10.05.

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