CNH Global (NYSE: CNH ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 CNH Global's revenues will wane -2.3% and EPS will compress -12.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.66 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.
Last quarter, CNH Global logged revenue of $4.83 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.90 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 $1.34. GAAP EPS of $1.34 for Q3 were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.14 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 24.3%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.8%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $19.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.60.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 317 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 86 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 83 give CNH Global 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 CNH Global is hold, with an average price target of $44.18.
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