RealNetworks (NAS: RNWK) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. 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 RealNetworks's revenues will contract -24.0% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $61.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.17.
Last quarter, RealNetworks chalked up revenue of $59.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% lower than the prior-year quarter's $84.4 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 -$0.63. GAAP EPS were -$0.63 for Q3 compared to -$0.15 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 57.3%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -20.7%, 1,710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -37.6%, 3,150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $252.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.02.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 173 members out of 220 rating the stock outperform, and 47 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 36 give RealNetworks a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RealNetworks is hold, with an average price target of $10.00.
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