What to Expect from Pitney Bowes

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Pitney Bowes (NYS: PBI) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 30. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Pitney Bowes's revenues will drop -4.1% and EPS will wane -14.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Pitney Bowes tallied revenue of $1.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.42. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q1 were 58% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.79 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 48.5%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.4%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.83 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.85.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 300 members out of 362 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 97 give Pitney Bowes a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pitney Bowes is outperform, with an average price target of $15.80.

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