EMC (NYSE: EMC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 EMC's revenues will grow 7.1% and EPS will expand 6.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Last quarter, EMC booked revenue of $5.28 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.98 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q3 were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 62.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.9%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $21.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.68.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,691 members out of 3,827 rating the stock outperform, and 136 members rating it underperform. Among 767 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 750 give EMC a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EMC is outperform, with an average price target of $31.45.
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