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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Liquidity Services's revenues will expand 44.3% and EPS will grow 44.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $114.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Last quarter, Liquidity Services reported revenue of $121.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 46% higher than the prior-year quarter's $83.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.56. GAAP EPS were $0.45 for Q3 compared to -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 46.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.8%, 660 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.3%, 1,360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $467.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.79.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 364 members out of 387 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 100 give Liquidity Services a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Liquidity Services is buy, with an average price target of $70.13.
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