Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 Alcatel-Lucent's revenues will wither -2.3% and EPS will drop -100.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.40 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.00.
Last quarter, Alcatel-Lucent recorded revenue of $4.62 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% lower 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 -$0.06. GAAP EPS were -$0.08 for Q3 compared to $0.10 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 27.9%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -5.0%, 720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.1%, 930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $19.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.24.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 732 members out of 906 rating the stock outperform, and 174 members rating it underperform. Among 140 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 108 give Alcatel-Lucent a green thumbs-up, and 32 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Alcatel-Lucent is hold, with an average price target of $1.52.
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