Dell (Nasdaq: DELL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Dell's revenues will contract -11.9% and EPS will drop -23.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $14.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, Dell notched revenue of $13.72 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $15.37 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 $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q3 were 45% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.49 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 21.1%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.3%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $56.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.71.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,044 members out of 5,746 rating the stock outperform, and 1,702 members rating it underperform. Among 1,200 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 846 give Dell a green thumbs-up, and 354 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dell is hold, with an average price target of $13.58.
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