The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), EMC met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
EMC booked revenue of $5.31 billion. The 33 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $5.30 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.85 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.39. The 33 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.39 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q2 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 63.0%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.4%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $5.50 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $22.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.72.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,660 members out of 3,791 rating the stock outperform, and 131 members rating it underperform. Among 719 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 701 give EMC a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EMC is buy, with an average price target of $32.95.
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