The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Computer Sciences's revenues will wane -10.0% and EPS will expand 173.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.71.
Last quarter, Computer Sciences notched revenue of $3.70 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.84 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.28. GAAP EPS were $1.82 for Q4 compared to -$1.03 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 23.9%, 960 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 840 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.52.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 243 members out of 283 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 88 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 80 give Computer Sciences a green thumbs-up, and eight 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 $45.12.
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