Can Cincinnati Bell Meet These Numbers?
Cincinnati Bell (NYS: CBB) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 9. 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 Cincinnati Bell's revenues will drop -15.2% and EPS will come to zero.
The average estimate for revenue is $307.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.00.
Last quarter, Cincinnati Bell notched revenue of $374.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $365.3 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 -$0.01. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q4 against -$0.17 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 50.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.8%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.6%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.00.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 164 members out of 179 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 55 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Cincinnati Bell a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cincinnati Bell is hold, with an average price target of $5.94.
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