NCR Corp Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 27, 2011. NCR is a global technology company that 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 net income of 48 cents per share, a rise of 4.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 47 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 48 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 19% versus last year to $1.82.

Last quarter, the company came in at profit of 46 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 42 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the first quarter, it missed forecasts by 18 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 13.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.37 billion.

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

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 6.5% to $33 million (21 cents a share) from $31 million (19 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 11.5% to $1.31 billion from $1.18 billion.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 6.4% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 4.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 6.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During August 26, 2011 to October 24, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.69 (16.6%) from $16.24 to $18.93. 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 $3.56 (+23.2%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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