Teradata Corp. First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Teradata Corp. (NYSE:TDC) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Teradata provides enterprise data warehousing, including enterprise analytic technologies and services.

Teradata Corp. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 52 cents per share, a rise of 18.2% 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 50 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 52 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.47 per share, a rise of 12.8% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked profit of 63 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 59 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 16% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $586.8 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Teradata with eight of 14 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 15.3% to $98 million (57 cents a share) from $85 million (50 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 22.8% to $673 million from $548 million.

Key Stats:

With double-digit revenue growth the past four quarters, this earnings release is a chance to keep that positive trend going. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 21.9% over the last four quarters.

This upcoming earnings announcement will be a chance to build on positive earnings momentum over the last three quarters. Net income rose 39.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year and 16% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Stock Price Performance: Between February 1, 2012 and April 27, 2012, the stock price rose $16.56 (30.5%), from $54.32 to $70.88. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 12, 2012 and March 19, 2012, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 2.8% (+$1.89) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 30, 2011 and December 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 4.3% (-$2.35) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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