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Can HSN Beat These Numbers?

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

HSN 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 HSN's revenues will grow 3.5% and EPS will grow 18.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $773.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.

Revenue details
Last quarter, HSN notched revenue of $982.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $922.0 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 $1.00. GAAP EPS of $1.01 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.76 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 34.4%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.4%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.45 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.04.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 65 members out of 102 rating the stock outperform, and 37 members rating it underperform. Among 34 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give HSN 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 HSN is hold, with an average price target of $56.83.

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