Does the Street Have Consolidated Communications Holdings Figured Out?

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Consolidated Communications Holdings (NAS: CNSL) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 2. 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 Consolidated Communications Holdings' revenues will increase 65.5% and EPS will decrease -11.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $153.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Consolidated Communications Holdings booked revenue of $93.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $95.4 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 $0.06 for Q1 were 75% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 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 61.6%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.0%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $622.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 66 members out of 77 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 22 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Consolidated Communications Holdings 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 Consolidated Communications Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $18.00.

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