Quality Systems (NAS: QSII) is expected to report Q1 earnings on 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 Quality Systems' revenue will improve 20.4% and EPS will improve 6.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $121.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Last quarter, Quality Systems booked revenue of $109.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $97.1 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q4 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.32 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 61.5%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.4%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 530 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $517.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.56.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Quality Systems is hold, with an average price target of $46.38.
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