Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC ) reported earnings on Feb. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 28 (Q3), Computer Sciences met expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Computer Sciences notched revenue of $3.78 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $3.75 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.76 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.77. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.62 per share. GAAP EPS were $3.27 for Q3 versus -$8.96 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 quarter, gross margin was 20.8%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.3%, 760 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.5%, 5,040 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.91 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $15.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.55.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 246 members out of 290 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 92 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 82 give Computer Sciences a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Computer Sciences is hold, with an average price target of $37.96.
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