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Are You Expecting This from JDS Uniphase?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

JDS Uniphase is expected to report Q3 earnings on May 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 JDS Uniphase's revenues will increase 2.0% and EPS will drop 0.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $417.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.

Revenue details
Last quarter, JDS Uniphase logged revenue of $428.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $409.3 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 $0.18. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q2 against -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 47.4%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.3%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.62.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 679 members out of 820 rating the stock outperform, and 141 members rating it underperform. Among 145 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 113 give JDS Uniphase a green thumbs-up, and 32 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on JDS Uniphase is outperform, with an average price target of $13.35.

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