Can Belo Meet These Numbers?
Belo (NYS: BLC) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 8. 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 Belo's revenues will grow 13.1% and EPS will grow 34.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $203.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Last quarter, Belo reported revenue of $176.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $152.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.24. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 85% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 40.3%, 890 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.7%, 870 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.1%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $714.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.97.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 106 members out of 132 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Belo a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Belo is buy, with an average price target of $9.25.
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