announcement* for INTC: Oct 13, 2015
Intel Corporation is expected* to report on 10/13/2015 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Sep 2015. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 19 analysts' forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.59. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.66.
Highlights from the analysis:
1) INTC's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.23 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.31, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
2) The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, INTEL CORP has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500 .
3) Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 11.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.6%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable per share.
4) The gross profit margin for INTEL CORP is currently very high, coming in at 78.60%. Regardless of INTC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 20.50% trails the industry average.