CNH Global (NYSE: CNH ) 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 CNH Global's revenues will shrink -1.6% and EPS will compress -13.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.96.
Last quarter, CNH Global reported revenue of $4.93 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.04 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 $0.92. GAAP EPS of $0.80 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 22.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.8%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $20.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.92.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 318 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give CNH Global a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CNH Global is hold, with an average price target of $48.11.
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