The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Xerox missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins shrank across the board.
Xerox logged revenue of $5.40 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for net sales of $5.49 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.27. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.24 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q2 were 3.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q2 were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 31.4%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $5.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $22.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.10.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 601 members out of 675 rating the stock outperform, and 74 members rating it underperform. Among 191 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 175 give Xerox a green thumbs-up, and 16 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Xerox is outperform, with an average price target of $9.00.
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