NCR Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

NCR (NYSE:NCR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. NCR Corporation manufactures financial transaction machines and other products. The Company produces automated teller machines (ATM), self-checkout and self-service kiosks, point-of-sale workstations and scanners; manufactures printer consumable products; and manages networks and servers for ATMs and kiosks.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ncr Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.41 per share on revenues of $1.34 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 30.06.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.64 to a profit $0.69. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.71, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ncr has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,315 4,612 4,711 5,291 5,730
Diluted EPS ($) 1.34 -0.21 0.83 0.33 0.89

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,601 1,244 1,409 1,435 1,642
Diluted EPS ($) -0.0571 0.18 0.49 0.35 -0.1246

Past Performance:
Ncr has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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