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It's Showtime for Constant Contact

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Checking expectations

Constant Contact (Nasdaq: CTCT) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Constant Contact's revenues will increase 13.7% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $68.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.03.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Constant Contact reported revenue of $66.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $57.5 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q4 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 71.7%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.6%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $286.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.63.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 87 members out of 107 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Constant Contact a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Constant Contact is hold, with an average price target of $19.09.

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