The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Pitney Bowes's revenues will shrink -5.4% and EPS will drop -3.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.
Last quarter, Pitney Bowes tallied revenue of $1.26 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.32 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 $0.52. GAAP EPS of $0.79 for Q1 were 88% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 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 50.0%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.6%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.06.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 275 members out of 330 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 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 $19.75.
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