Agilent Technologies (NYS: A) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Agilent Technologies's revenues will increase 3.4% and EPS will wither -4.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.69 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.
Last quarter, Agilent Technologies logged revenue of $1.77 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.73 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 $0.86. GAAP EPS of $1.21 for Q4 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.82 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 52.2%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.8%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.1%, 740 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.05.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 510 members out of 580 rating the stock outperform, and 70 members rating it underperform. Among 144 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 136 give Agilent Technologies 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 Agilent Technologies is buy, with an average price target of $47.70.
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