Will These Numbers from Focus Media Holding Be Good Enough for You?
Focus Media Holding (NAS: FMCN) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Nov. 16. 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 grow 22.0% and EPS will grow 16.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $257.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Last quarter, Focus Media Holding reported revenue of $233.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $179.0 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 $0.62. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q2 were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 63.8%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 25.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $979.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,012 members out of 1,123 rating the stock outperform, and 111 members rating it underperform. Among 275 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 225 give Focus Media Holding a green thumbs-up, and 50 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 $39.96.
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