Teradata Corp. Third Quarter Earnings on Deck

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Teradata Corp. (NYSE:TDC) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, November 3, 2011. 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 53 cents per share, a rise of 20.5% 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 52 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 20.3% versus last year to $2.13.

Last quarter, the company came in at net income of 57 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 52 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the first quarter, it missed forecasts by 2 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 19% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $581.8 million.

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

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 39.2% to $103 million (60 cents a share) from $74 million (44 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 23.6% to $581 million from $470 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 16.8%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 23.6% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has now been profitable for the last eight quarters, and for the last four, profit has risen year over year by an average of 14.1%. The quarter with the biggest boost was the most recent quarter, which saw a 39.2% surge.

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 September 1, 2011 to October 28, 2011, the stock price had risen $11.25 (22.1%) from $50.93 to $62.18. 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 December 21, 2010 and December 29, 2010 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.3% (-$1.44) over that span. Shares are up $21.02 (+51.1%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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