Three months ago, data management specialist Teradata
The company is gearing up for a second-quarter update ahead of Thursday's opening bell. Does the company have another analyst-stomping performance on tap? I think so, and here's why.
Your average analyst expects $0.65 of non-GAAP earnings per share, up from $0.60 a year ago. Revenue should jump 14% to $660 million. Management doesn't offer guidance on a quarterly basis, but raised its full-year earnings and sales outlook when the first quarter came in stronger than expected. The year-over-year comparisons will be tough in the second and third quarters because the 2011 periods turned out to be crushingly good.
CEO Michael Koehler rejects the notion that Oracle
That flexibility is a large part of how Teradata beats the big boys of general technology in head-to-head contract bids. That opens up the doors for sales of consulting services and specialized plug-in analysis tools. Consulting service sales should catch up to Teradata's overall revenue growth as the classic razor-and-blades model gains traction. In the last quarter, consulting lagged somewhat at 15% annual sales growth versus 22% higher total sales.
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