L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE: LLL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 L-3 Communications Holdings's revenues will decrease -16.4% and EPS will contract -4.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.00 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.93.
Last quarter, L-3 Communications Holdings reported revenue of $3.56 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.54 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $2.25. GAAP EPS of $2.25 for Q4 were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.72 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 10.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.0%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $8.20.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 877 members out of 916 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 225 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 215 give L-3 Communications Holdings 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 L-3 Communications Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $77.00.
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