The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Wipro whiffed on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins increased, net margins expanded.
Wipro tallied revenue of $1.77 billion. The 28 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $2.01 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.92 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 $0.12. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.12 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q4 were 9.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q4 were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 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 30.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.0%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.75 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.47.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 379 members out of 413 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 72 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Wipro a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Wipro is hold, with an average price target of $8.41.
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