Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Nov. 6. 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 Computer Sciences's revenues will decrease -2.3% and EPS will decrease -47.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.88 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Last quarter, Computer Sciences tallied revenue of $3.96 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.03 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 $0.36. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q1 were 78% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 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 17.8%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.29.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 256 members out of 298 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 give Computer Sciences 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 Computer Sciences is hold, with an average price target of $28.05.
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