Diebold (NYSE: DBD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 12. 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 Diebold's revenues will decrease -0.3% and EPS will compress -65.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $847.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.48.
Last quarter, Diebold reported revenue of $709.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $709.3 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 $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q3 were 58% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 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 24.2%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.7%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.07.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 187 members out of 224 rating the stock outperform, and 37 members rating it underperform. Among 62 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give Diebold 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 Diebold is hold, with an average price target of $36.88.
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