Ebix (NAS: EBIX) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 14. 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 Ebix's revenues will expand 23.4% and EPS will grow 2.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $54.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, Ebix notched revenue of $53.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $42.6 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 $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q3 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 82.3%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.5%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 33.6%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $199.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.78.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ebix is buy, with an average price target of $27.50.
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