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Coming Soon: SIRIUS XM Radio Earnings

Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am  ET

SIRIUS XM Radio is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 SIRIUS XM Radio's revenues will grow 12.7% and EPS will expand 100.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $907.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, SIRIUS XM Radio booked revenue of $894.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $783.7 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 $0.01. GAAP EPS of $0.03 for Q4 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.01 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 49.0%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.9%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.5%, 840 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.10.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,551 members out of 5,533 rating the stock outperform, and 982 members rating it underperform. Among 777 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 570 give SIRIUS XM Radio a green thumbs-up, and 207 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SIRIUS XM Radio is outperform, with an average price target of $3.25.

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