It's Showtime for Unisys
Unisys (NYS: UIS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 Unisys's revenues will wane -6.2% and EPS will wither -44.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $923.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.07.
Last quarter, Unisys booked revenue of $877.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.28. GAAP EPS were -$0.28 for Q3 compared to $1.63 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.9%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.0%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.0%, 910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 193 members out of 263 rating the stock outperform, and 70 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Unisys 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 Unisys is hold, with an average price target of $27.00.
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