It's Showtime for Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education (NYS: BPI) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 5. 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 Bridgepoint Education's revenues will expand 6.1% and EPS will shrink -11.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $257.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Last quarter, Bridgepoint Education reported revenue of $256.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $239.9 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 $0.84. GAAP EPS of $0.84 for Q2 were 6.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.90 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 74.5%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.5%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.5%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $994.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.60.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bridgepoint Education is hold, with an average price target of $28.60.
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