What Does Wall Street See for CRA International's Q2?

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Jul 22, 2013 at 12:00AM
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CRA International (Nasdaq: CRAI) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 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 CRA International's revenues will contract -1.1% and EPS will grow 60.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $65.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.

Revenue details
Last quarter, CRA International reported revenue of $63.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $69.1 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 $0.31. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q1 were 480% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.05 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 33.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead


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The full year's average estimate for revenue is $269.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.45.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 69 members out of 76 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 28 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give CRA International a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CRA International is outperform, with an average price target of $26.00.

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