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Will MarketAxess Holdings Beat These Analyst Estimates?

Monday - 1/28/2013, 10:06am  ET

MarketAxess Holdings is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 30. 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 MarketAxess Holdings's revenues will increase 12.0% and EPS will increase 16.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $50.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.

Revenue details
Last quarter, MarketAxess Holdings recorded revenue of $48.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $46.6 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, EPS came in at $0.36. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q3 were 5.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 62.9%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 44.0%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.9%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $198.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.40.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 42 members out of 52 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 16 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 14 give MarketAxess Holdings 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 MarketAxess Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $33.75.

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