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Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Computer Sciences' revenues will decrease -3.6% and EPS will compress -77.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Last quarter, Computer Sciences recorded revenue of $4.11 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.20 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 -$0.14. GAAP EPS were -$1.02 for Q4 versus $1.08 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 14.4%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.9%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.8%, 790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.10.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 263 members out of 307 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 82 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give Computer Sciences 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 Computer Sciences is hold, with an average price target of $29.18.
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