Coming Soon: United Online Earnings

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United Online (NAS: UNTD) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 1. 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 United Online's revenues will wither -4.9% and EPS will contract -52.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $173.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.


Revenue details
Last quarter, United Online recorded revenue of $231.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $255.6 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.18. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q2 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 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 45.9%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $859.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.64.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 258 members out of 281 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 52 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give United Online a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Online is buy, with an average price target of $8.22.

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