What to Expect from United Online

United Online (Nasdaq: UNTD ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 United Online's revenue will compress 9.1% and EPS will wane 60.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $232.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.

Revenue details
Last quarter, United Online chalked up revenue of $242.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $241.5 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 $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q1 were 7.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 45.9%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $868.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.56.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 263 members out of 286 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 57 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 48 give United Online a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Online is outperform, with an average price target of $7.89.

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