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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Liquidity Services's revenues will wither -2.3% and EPS will wane -21.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $118.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Last quarter, Liquidity Services reported revenue of $130.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $125.7 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 $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q2 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 per share.
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 44.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.8%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.7%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $498.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.79.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 518 members out of 542 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 166 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 162 give Liquidity Services a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Liquidity Services is outperform, with an average price target of $44.35.
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