The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict United Technologies' revenue will contract 4.0% and EPS will increase 2.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $14.47 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.43.
Last quarter, United Technologies logged revenue of $12.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $12.68 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 $1.61. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q1 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 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 28.5%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.7%, 530 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $60.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.51.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS. Among 390 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 382 give United Technologies a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $95.47.
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