Focus Media Holding (NAS: FMCN) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 22. 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 Focus Media Holding's revenues will improve 26.3% and EPS will expand 34.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $226.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Last quarter, Focus Media Holding logged revenue of $199.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 36% higher than the prior-year quarter's $146.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q1 were 93% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 59.5%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.8%, 830 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.0%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $984.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.28.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,018 members out of 1,126 rating the stock outperform, and 108 members rating it underperform. Among 259 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 216 give Focus Media Holding a green thumbs-up, and 43 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Focus Media Holding is buy, with an average price target of $42.12.
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