Coming Soon: Activision Blizzard Earnings

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Activision Blizzard (NAS: ATVI) 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 Activision Blizzard's revenues will grow 18.7% and EPS will grow 20.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $829.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Activision Blizzard reported revenue of $587.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.45 billion.

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 $0.06. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q1 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 69.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 43.8%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 32.8%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.59 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.96.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 6,984 members rating the stock outperform, and 219 members rating it underperform. Among 1,380 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,340 give Activision Blizzard a green thumbs-up, and 40 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Activision Blizzard is outperform, with an average price target of $15.87.

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