International Business Machines
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict International Business Machines's revenues will compress -1.6% and EPS will grow 7.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $25.37 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $3.77.
Last quarter, International Business Machines booked revenue of $23.41 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $24.67 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 $3.00. GAAP EPS of $2.70 for Q1 were 3.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.61 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 45.6%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.0%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $103.31 billion. The average EPS estimate is $16.64.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,386 members out of 4,823 rating the stock outperform, and 437 members rating it underperform. Among 1,073 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,018 give International Business Machines a green thumbs-up, and 55 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on International Business Machines is outperform, with an average price target of $223.62.
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