L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE: LLL ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 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 wither -2.8% and EPS will expand 0.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.06 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.93.
Last quarter, L-3 Communications Holdings chalked up revenue of $3.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.16 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 $2.00. GAAP EPS of $2.11 for Q1 were 5.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.01 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 10.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 861 members out of 903 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 237 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 226 give L-3 Communications Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 11 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 $77.73.
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