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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict NTELOS Holdings's revenues will expand 11.6% and EPS will increase 15.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $118.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.
Last quarter, NTELOS Holdings logged revenue of $114.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $107.4 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 $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 65% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 59.6%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.0%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 840 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $455.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.15.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 122 members out of 129 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give NTELOS Holdings 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 NTELOS Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $23.60.
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