Will These Numbers From Windstream Be Good Enough for You?

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Windstream's revenues will grow 49.6% and EPS will compress -36.8%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.54 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Windstream tallied revenue of $1.55 billion. GAAP reported sales were 51% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 billion.

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 $0.13. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q1 were 83% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 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 54.5%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.9%, 1,150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.2%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.53.

Investor sentiment
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Windstream is outperform, with an average price target of $13.52.

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