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Are You Expecting This from Monster Worldwide?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

Monster Worldwide is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. 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 Monster Worldwide's revenues will decrease -14.5% and EPS will increase 100.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $210.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Monster Worldwide reported revenue of $211.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $232.4 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 $0.08. GAAP EPS were -$0.66 for Q4 versus $0.09 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 56.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.1%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -35.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $829.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.36.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 249 members out of 324 rating the stock outperform, and 75 members rating it underperform. Among 92 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Monster Worldwide a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Monster Worldwide is outperform, with an average price target of $8.81.

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