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TIBCO Software's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

Monday - 3/18/2013, 4:30pm  ET

TIBCO Software is expected to report Q1 earnings on March 21. 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 TIBCO Software's revenues will grow 7.4% and EPS will contract -10.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $242.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.18.

Revenue details
Last quarter, TIBCO Software logged revenue of $296.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $289.5 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 $0.42. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q4 were 3.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 74.5%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.7%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.21.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 501 members out of 530 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 131 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 127 give TIBCO Software a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TIBCO Software is outperform, with an average price target of $34.92.

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