Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 Pitney Bowes's revenues will wane -4.0% and EPS will contract -11.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.21 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.
Last quarter, Pitney Bowes logged revenue of $1.29 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 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 $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q4 were 57% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.29 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 52.9%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.0%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.3%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.94.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 308 members out of 368 rating the stock outperform, and 60 members rating it underperform. Among 110 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 100 give Pitney Bowes 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 Pitney Bowes is outperform, with an average price target of $15.00.
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