NCR (NYSE: NCR ) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Oct. 18. 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 NCR's revenues will expand 5.6% and EPS will increase 11.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.48 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Last quarter, NCR reported revenue of $1.41 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.27 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q2 were 133% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 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 25.3%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.80 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.46.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 271 members out of 296 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 86 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 78 give NCR a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NCR is outperform, with an average price target of $28.44.
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