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Unisys, in the Spotlight Soon

Friday - 7/19/2013, 2:00am  ET

Unisys is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Unisys's revenues will drop -8.6% and EPS will wane -30.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $842.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Unisys booked revenue of $809.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $928.4 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.77. GAAP EPS were -$0.77 for Q1 against $0.30 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 19.9%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.2%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.7%, 560 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.65.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 192 members out of 262 rating the stock outperform, and 70 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Unisys a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Unisys is outperform, with an average price target of $25.38.

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