ABB (NYSE: ABB ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 ABB's revenues will expand 4.4% and EPS will wane -20.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $11.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Last quarter, ABB tallied revenue of $9.75 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.34 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 $0.34. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q3 were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 30.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.0%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.8%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $39.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.21.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,748 members out of 1,793 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 325 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 317 give ABB a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ABB is outperform, with an average price target of $22.15.
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