Teradata Corp. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Teradata Corp. (NYSE:TDC) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Teradata Corporation provides enterprise data warehousing, including enterprise analytic technologies and services. IBM Earnings Cheat Sheet: Rising Revenue Helps Margins Expand, Profit Rises>>

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 down from 53 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 52 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.08 per share, a rise of 17.5% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported profit of 44 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 46 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of 50 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $550.6 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 17.2% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.24 billion for the year, a rise of 15.5% from last year’s revenue of $1.94 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.

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 13.8%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 17.9% from the year earlier quarter.

The decrease in profit in the first quarter breaks a streak of three consecutive quarters of year-over-year profit increases. Net income fell 3% in the first quarter from the year earlier, while the figure rose 1.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 19% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 19.4% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR), Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ:PRGS), SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ:DWCH), Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA), and Tibco Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX).

Stock Price Performance: During June 30, 2011 to July 29, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.24 (-8.7%) from $60.20 to $54.96. 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 August 4, 2010 and August 13, 2010 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 12.7% (-$4.34) over that span. Shares are up $13.80 (+33.5%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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