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TASER International Earnings Are on Deck

By Seth Jayson – Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 12:35PM

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Checking expectations

TASER International (Nasdaq: TASR) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 31. 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 TASER International's revenues will grow 9.9% and EPS will grow 16.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $31.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.

Revenue details
Last quarter, TASER International notched revenue of $30.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.6 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, EPS came in at $0.06. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q1 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 60.6%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.2%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.8%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $128.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.28.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,000 members out of 1,090 rating the stock outperform, and 90 members rating it underperform. Among 196 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 170 give TASER International a green thumbs-up, and 26 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TASER International is outperform, with an average price target of $10.17.

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