NCR Corp Second Quarter Earnings Preview

NCR Corp (NASDAQ:NCR) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, July 21, 2011. NCR Corporation is a global technology company provides solutions for industries including financial services, retail and hospitality, travel and gaming, healthcare and public sector, entertainment and software and technology services.

NCR Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 42 cents per share, a rise of 20% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 43 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but has risen from 41 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.76 per share, a rise of 15% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the first quarter, the company reported profit of 5 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 23 cents per share. In fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 4 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.25 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 5.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $5.13 billion for the year, a rise of 6.4% from last year’s revenue of $4.82 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with four analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and two rating it as a hold.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 6.4% to $1.09 billion in first quarter. The figure rose 4.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 6.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 4.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During June 16, 2011 to July 15, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.11 (6.2%) from $17.96 to $19.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 28, 2010 and November 5, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8.8% (+$1.20) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 10, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 7.9% (-$1.54) over that span. Shares are up $3.70 (+24.1%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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