What Does Wall Street See for Research In Motion's Q1?

Research In Motion (NAS: RIMM) is expected to report Q1 earnings on June 28. 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 Research In Motion's revenues will compress -38.1% and EPS will shrink to a loss.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.08.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Research In Motion logged revenue of $4.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.56 billion.

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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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.80. GAAP EPS were -$0.24 for Q4 versus $1.79 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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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 33.4%, 1,080 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.1%, 1,720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.0%, 1,980 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.53 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.30.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,481 members out of 5,810 rating the stock outperform, and 1,330 members rating it underperform. Among 1,058 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 740 give Research In Motion a green thumbs-up, and 318 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Research In Motion is hold, with an average price target of $17.31.

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