Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Aug. 15. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Cisco Systems' revenues will increase 3.8% and EPS will grow 12.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $11.62 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, Cisco Systems reported revenue of $11.59 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.87 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.33 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 61.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.6%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.7%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $45.98 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.83.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 10,425 members out of 10,939 rating the stock outperform, and 514 members rating it underperform. Among 1,944 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,857 give Cisco Systems a green thumbs-up, and 87 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cisco Systems is outperform, with an average price target of $22.85.
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