Trimble Navigation (Nasdaq: TRMB ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 2. 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 Trimble Navigation's revenues will expand 16.1% and EPS will expand 1.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $505.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.55.
Last quarter, Trimble Navigation booked revenue of $504.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $417.4 million.
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 $0.68. GAAP EPS of $0.42 for Q3 were 91% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 55.3%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.8%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.6%, 390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.61.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 409 members out of 429 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 104 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give Trimble Navigation a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Trimble Navigation is outperform, with an average price target of $60.42.
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