CACI International Earnings Preview

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CACI International (NYS: CACI) will try to beat its earnings estimates for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 2. CACI International, along with its subsidiaries, is a provider of professional services and information technology solutions to the U.S. government.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on CACI International with 11 of 14 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like CACI International as much as competitor NIC overall. Four out of five analysts rate NIC a buy compared to three of 14 for CACI International. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $916.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 9.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.10 per share. Estimates range from $1.03 to $1.25.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 96.2% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 92.2% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on CACI International, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 54 posts in the past 30 days. CACI International has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Management:
CACI International's profit has risen year over year by an average of 34.4% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q4

Q3

Q2

Q1

Gross Margin

28.9%

29.3%

29.8%

29.3%

Operating Margin

8.1%

6.8%

6.9%

6.2%

Net Margin

4.8%

4.0%

3.8%

3.4%

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