Windstream (NAS: WIN) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 22. 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 Windstream's revenues will expand 28.2% and EPS will wane -36.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.55 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.
Last quarter, Windstream booked revenue of $1.55 billion. GAAP reported sales were 52% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 billion.
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 $0.12. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q3 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 53.1%, 870 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.6%, 1,150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Windstream is hold, with an average price target of $10.98.
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