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ClickSoftware Technologies, in the Spotlight Soon

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:48PM

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Checking expectations

ClickSoftware Technologies (Nasdaq: CKSW) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 ClickSoftware Technologies's revenues will grow 20.5% and EPS will shrink 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $26.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, ClickSoftware Technologies logged revenue of $28.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $24.0 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 $0.13. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 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 65.2%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.6%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $121.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.26.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 608 members out of 617 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 100 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 99 give ClickSoftware Technologies 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 ClickSoftware Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $9.88.

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