Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI ) reported earnings on July 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Motorola Solutions beat slightly on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins shrank across the board.
Motorola Solutions recorded revenue of $2.15 billion. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $2.11 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.98 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.70. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.69 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q2 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.86 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 49.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.5%, 910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.78.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.67 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.03.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,969 members rating the stock outperform, and 441 members rating it underperform. Among 409 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 328 give Motorola Solutions a green thumbs-up, and 81 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Motorola Solutions is outperform, with an average price target of $52.19.
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