Will These Numbers from WebMD Health Be Good Enough for You?
Jul 29th 2013 1:17AM
Updated Jul 29th 2013 1:18AM
WebMD Health (NAS: WBMD) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 31. 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 WebMD Health's revenues will increase 10.4% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $124.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Last quarter, WebMD Health reported revenue of $112.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $106.9 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 compared to -$0.14 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 58.4%, 840 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.0%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.4%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $508.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.85.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 115 members out of 178 rating the stock outperform, and 63 members rating it underperform. Among 62 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 40 give WebMD Health a green thumbs-up, and 22 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on WebMD Health is hold, with an average price target of $20.00.
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