Unisys Corp First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Unisys Corp (NYSE:UIS) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. The company provides a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients.

Unisys Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 21 cents per share, a spike from a loss of 21 cents in the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 41 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 21 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 39.1% compared to last year’s $2.70.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company reported net income of $2.08 per share versus a mean estimate of profit of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $886.8 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 2.7% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $3.73 billion for the year, a decline of 3.1% from last year’s revenue of $3.85 billion.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit fell 0.9% to $98.3 million ($2.11 a share) from $99.2 million ($2.29 a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue fell 5.7% to $985.3 million from $1.04 billion.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is looking to rebound after a revenue drop last quarter. Revenue rose 6.2% in the the third quarter of the last fiscal year after dropping in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year of the last fiscal year.

Stock Price Performance: Between March 20, 2012 and April 18, 2012, the stock price dropped $4.07 (-20.1%), from $20.27 to $16.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 7, 2011 and October 14, 2011, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 14.9% (+$2.49) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 29, 2012 and April 11, 2012 when shares fell for nine straight days, dropping 16.6% (-$3.29) over that span.

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

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