Saga Communications (AMEX: SGA) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 12. 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 Saga Communications's revenues will grow 4.8% and EPS will increase 30.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $34.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.95.
Last quarter, Saga Communications logged revenue of $32.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $32.0 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 $0.77. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q3 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 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 30.9%, 250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.1%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $129.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $3.09.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 19 members out of 25 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among seven CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Saga Communications a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
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