Strayer Education (NAS: STRA) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. 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 Strayer Education's revenues will wane -6.7% and EPS will contract -30.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $139.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.46.
Last quarter, Strayer Education reported revenue of $141.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $155.8 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 $1.47. GAAP EPS of $1.47 for Q4 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.31 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 45.3%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.2%, 890 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $529.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.06.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 251 members out of 318 rating the stock outperform, and 67 members rating it underperform. Among 82 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Strayer Education a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Strayer Education is hold, with an average price target of $53.17.
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