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What Does Wall Street See for Manpower's Q4?

Monday - 1/28/2013, 10:08am  ET

Manpower is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 30. 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 Manpower's revenues will decrease -6.4% and EPS will wither -21.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $5.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Manpower logged revenue of $5.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.78 billion.

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 $0.79. GAAP EPS of $0.79 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.97 per share.

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 16.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $20.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.82.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Manpower is outperform, with an average price target of $46.19.

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