ORBCOMM, in the Spotlight Soon

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ORBCOMM (NAS: ORBC) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 14. 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 ORBCOMM's revenues will grow 21.5% and EPS will grow 150.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $16.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.


Revenue details
Last quarter, ORBCOMM notched revenue of $16.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $13.9 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, EPS came in at $0.05. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 400% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 53.8%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.4%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.4%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $64.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.19.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 48 members out of 60 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 11 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), eight give ORBCOMM a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ORBCOMM is buy, with an average price target of $4.63.

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