Sourcefire (NAS: FIRE) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 Sourcefire's revenues will grow 23.9% and EPS will increase 9.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $57.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.
Last quarter, Sourcefire booked revenue of $67.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $53.2 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 $0.29. GAAP EPS of $0.08 for Q4 were 43% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 76.0%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $279.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.98.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 144 members out of 180 rating the stock outperform, and 36 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give Sourcefire a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sourcefire is outperform, with an average price target of $57.00.
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