AECOM Technology (NYSE: ACM ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Jan. 19. 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 AECOM Technology's revenues will compress -0.9% and EPS will contract -21.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Last quarter, AECOM Technology reported revenue of $2.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.12 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 $0.83. GAAP EPS were -$2.05 for Q4 compared to $0.74 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 6.9%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -10.8%, 1,490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.29 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.46.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 588 members out of 607 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 131 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 128 give AECOM Technology a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AECOM Technology is outperform, with an average price target of $24.00.
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