Can Sohu.com Meet These Numbers?
Sohu.com (NAS: SOHU) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 26. 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 Sohu.com's revenues will increase 24.6% and EPS will compress 61.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $247.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Last quarter, Sohu.com tallied revenue of $226.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $174.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q1 were 48% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.01 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 64.9%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.0%, 1,330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.2%, 1,550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.61.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,167 members out of 1,251 rating the stock outperform, and 84 members rating it underperform. Among 275 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 248 give Sohu.com a green thumbs-up, and 27 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sohu.com is outperform, with an average price target of $67.14.
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