Can Qihoo 360 Technology Beat These Numbers?
Qihoo 360 Technology (NYS: QIHU) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 20. 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 Qihoo 360 Technology's revenues will expand 52.9% and EPS will compress -38.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $105.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.
Last quarter, Qihoo 360 Technology chalked up revenue of $103.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 65% higher than the prior-year quarter's $62.3 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 $0.22. GAAP EPS of $0.09 for Q4 were 99% lower than the prior-year quarter's $6.53 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 89.7%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $533.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.00.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 101 members out of 244 rating the stock outperform, and 143 members rating it underperform. Among 83 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give Qihoo 360 Technology a green thumbs-up, and 62 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Qihoo 360 Technology is outperform, with an average price target of $32.91.
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