Teradata Corp. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Teradata Corp. (NYSE:TDC) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 9, 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 net income of 59 cents per share, a rise of 18% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.15 per share, a rise of 21.5% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting net income of 56 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had profit of 57 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $639.3 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 16.7% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.34 billion for the year, a rise of 20.6% from last year’s revenue of $1.94 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Teradata with seven of 13 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 16% to $87 million (51 cents a share) from $75 million (44 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 23.1% to $602 million from $489 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 18.8%, with the biggest boost coming in the second quarter when revenue rose 23.6% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has seen net income rise in two straight quarters. In the second quarter, profit rose 39.2%.

Stock Price Performance: During January 5, 2012 to February 3, 2012, the stock price had risen $7.81 (15.9%) from $49.03 to $56.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8.5% (+$4.30) 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, falling 4.3% (-$2.35) over that span.

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

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