Unisys (NYSE: UIS ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 Unisys's revenues will compress -5.8% and EPS will grow 140.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $874.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, Unisys recorded revenue of $979.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $985.3 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 $1.67. GAAP EPS of $1.86 for Q4 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.12 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 29.2%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.95.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 193 members out of 265 rating the stock outperform, and 72 members rating it underperform. Among 51 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Unisys a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Unisys is hold, with an average price target of $25.38.
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