What to Expect from Zillow

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Zillow (NAS: Z) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 Zillow's revenues will increase 57.9% and EPS will contract -100.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $31.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.00.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Zillow notched revenue of $31.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 67% higher than the prior-year quarter's $19.1 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 $0.13. GAAP EPS were $0.07 for Q3 against -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 88.6%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.3%, 1,030 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $113.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.31.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 284 members out of 450 rating the stock outperform, and 166 members rating it underperform. Among 166 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 83 give Zillow a green thumbs-up, and 83 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zillow is outperform, with an average price target of $44.67.

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The article What to Expect from Zillow originally appeared on Fool.com.

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