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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict ViaSat's revenues will increase 26.2% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $305.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Last quarter, ViaSat booked revenue of $308.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 28% higher than the prior-year quarter's $240.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.19. GAAP EPS were $0.04 for Q4 compared to -$0.17 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.7%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.6%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.69.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 88 members out of 98 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give ViaSat a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ViaSat is hold, with an average price target of $46.00.
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