Siemens (NYS: SI) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Nov. 8. 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 Siemens's revenues will increase 0.6% and EPS will wither -5.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $27.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.69.
Last quarter, Siemens recorded revenue of $24.77 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $25.91 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 $1.66. GAAP EPS of $1.17 for Q3 were 54% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.76 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 28.4%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.6%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.2%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $100.09 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.07.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 906 members out of 947 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 183 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 177 give Siemens a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Siemens is hold, with an average price target of $116.44.
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