CDW Corporation CDW is slated to release fourth-quarter 2019 results on Feb 6.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter revenues is currently pegged at $4.39 billion, indicating 7.85% growth from the year-ago reported figure. Further, the consensus mark for earnings of $1.47 suggests 11.36% rise from the year-ago reported quarter.
Let’s see how things are shaping up for the upcoming announcement.
Factors at Play
CDW’s fourth-quarter 2019 results are likely to have benefited from growth across all U.S. channels and international operations. Notably, its customer end markets as well as expanding product and technology portfolio are key drivers.
Increasing demand for its solid product and services portfolio addressing customer requirements across the IT landscape is likely to have been a constant tailwind. To this end, the company has been gaining traction immensely from its extending partner ecosystem, which comprises players, namely Apple, Adobe, Google, HP, IBM and Microsoft, et al.
CDW’s strategy to supplement organic growth alongside acquisitions is also expected to have strengthened the company profile significantly. Its latest buyouts of Aptris and Scalar Decisions have been instrumental in enhancing its capabilities to solve customers’ business problems. This makes us optimistic about the upcoming results.
However, adverse foreign currency fluctuations and macroeconomic perils are key concerns this earnings season.
What Our Model Says
The proven Zacks model predicts an earnings beat for CDW this time around. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the chances of beating estimates. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.
CDW has a Zacks Rank #2 and an Earnings ESP of +2.34%.
Last Earnings Report and Surprise History
In the last reported quarter, non-GAAP earnings per share rose 19.8% year over year to $1.7 and also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.58.
Further, revenues of $4.91 billion in the reported quarter marked a year-over-year rise of 12.2% and also topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $4.64 billion. Moreover, revenues were up 12.7% in constant currency (cc).
The company’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters, the average being 9.07%.
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