Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Jan. 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 Johnson Controls's revenues will contract -1.6% and EPS will shrink -15.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $10.25 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Last quarter, Johnson Controls recorded revenue of $10.39 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $10.79 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 $0.77. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q4 were 90% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 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 15.4%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.7%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.3%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $42.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.62.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,208 members out of 1,268 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 325 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 314 give Johnson Controls 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 Johnson Controls is outperform, with an average price target of $33.42.
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