Can Sohu.com Meet These Numbers?
Sohu.com (NAS: SOHU) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Oct. 25. 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 grow 18.3% and EPS will wither -55.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $275.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Last quarter, Sohu.com recorded revenue of $255.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $198.7 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 $0.42. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q2 were 75% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.10 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 66.9%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.0%, 1,060 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.0%, 1,730 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 $2.05.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,164 members out of 1,233 rating the stock outperform, and 69 members rating it underperform. Among 281 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 260 give Sohu.com a green thumbs-up, and 21 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 $60.98.
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