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Are You Expecting This from Move?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

Move 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 Move's revenues will grow 12.7% and EPS will expand 166.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $53.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Move booked revenue of $52.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $47.3 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 $0.09. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q4 were 56% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.09 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 77.4%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.2%, 680 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.0%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $224.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.50.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 111 members out of 204 rating the stock outperform, and 93 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 28 give Move a green thumbs-up, and 40 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Move is buy, with an average price target of $12.33.

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