Black Box (NAS: BBOX) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Oct. 30. 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 Black Box's revenues will wane -11.7% and EPS will shrink -24.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $253.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, Black Box reported revenue of $247.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $268.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q1 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.53 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 32.0%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.63.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 66 members out of 78 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 16 give Black Box a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Black Box is buy, with an average price target of $31.00.
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