What Does Wall Street See for WebMD Health's Q3?
WebMD Health (NAS: WBMD) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 1. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict WebMD Health's revenues will compress -15.4% and EPS will shrink to a loss.
The average estimate for revenue is $114.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.09.
Last quarter, WebMD Health booked revenue of $112.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $141.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.12. GAAP EPS were -$0.11 for Q2 compared to $0.36 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.9%, 1,190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.6%, 2,230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.0%, 2,030 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $460.9 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.36.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 110 members out of 165 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give WebMD Health a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WebMD Health is hold, with an average price target of $23.50.
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