Unisys Corporation Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Unisys Corporation (NASDAQ:UIS) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, July 25, 2011. Unisys Corporation is a worldwide information technology company. It provides a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients.

Unisys Corporation Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 8 cents per share, a swing from net income of $1.37 in the year earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 55 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at a loss of 8 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $1.61 per share, a decline of 56.1% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company missed estimates last quarter by reporting a loss of 21 cents per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 10 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $951 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 10.3% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $3.78 billion for the year, a decline of 6% from last year’s revenue of $4.02 billion.

Analyst Ratings: The limited number of analysts covering the stock seem relatively indifferent about Unisys with three of three analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Key Stats:

Revenue has fallen in the past four quarters. Revenue declined 8.7% to $911.2 million in first quarter. The figure fell 13.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, dropped 17.2% in third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 6.4% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Unisys’ loss in the latest quarter follows profits in the previous three quarters. The company reported a loss of of $39.4 million in the first quarter, a profit of $99.2 million in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, a profit of $28.3 million in the third of the last fiscal year and a profit of $120.2 million in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), WidePoint Corporation (AMEX:WYY), Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE:CSC), SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), and Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL).

Stock Price Performance: During April 21, 2011 to July 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.43 (-19.8%) from $32.50 to $26.07. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 28, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 40.4% (+$11.16) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 8, 2011 and March 16, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 11% (-$3.75) over that span. Shares are up 18 cents (+0.7%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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