EZCORP Earnings Up Next

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EZCORP (NAS: EZPW) is expected to report Q3 earnings around July 19. 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 EZCORP's revenues will expand 8.0% and EPS will decrease -28.6%.

The average estimate for revenue is $247.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Revenue details
Last quarter, EZCORP reported revenue of $272.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $256.3 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.66. GAAP EPS of $0.63 for Q2 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.73 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 63.9%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.7%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.5%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 642 members out of 665 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 161 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 159 give EZCORP a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EZCORP is outperform, with an average price target of $23.60.

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