SAIC (NYSE: SAI ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Dec. 5. 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 SAIC's revenues will grow 1.1% and EPS will wither 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.84 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Last quarter, SAIC reported revenue of $2.85 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.60 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q2 were 37% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 12.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.7%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.9%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.34.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 725 members out of 776 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 172 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 161 give SAIC a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SAIC is hold, with an average price target of $13.89.
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