Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Oct. 26. 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 Johnson Controls's revenues will grow 0.8% and EPS will wane 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $10.87 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Last quarter, Johnson Controls chalked up revenue of $10.58 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $10.36 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 $0.64. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q3 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 14.5%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $42.43 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.52.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,207 members out of 1,263 rating the stock outperform, and 56 members rating it underperform. Among 266 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 257 give Johnson Controls a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Johnson Controls is outperform, with an average price target of $39.33.
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