Coinstar Earnings Preview
Coinstar (NAS: CSTR) will try to beat its earnings estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday. Coinstar is a multinational company that offers a range of solutions for retailers' storefronts including self-service coin counting, entertainment services, self-service DVD kiosks, money transfer services, and electronic payment services.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Coinstar, with nine of 15 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $461.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 21.5% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.88 per share. Estimates range from $0.83 to $0.95.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 88.4% granting it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 87.6% assigning it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Coinstar and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 330 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Coinstar, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
Coinstar's profit has risen year over year by an average of 81.8% over the past five quarters. The company boosted its gross margin by 3.4 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 27.1% while cost of sales rose 21% to $292.5 million from a year earlier.
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