Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) topped earnings-per-share estimates 100% of the time

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is projected to declare fiscal first quarter financial results right before the stock market’s official open on April 26, 2017. The stock lost about -16.9 percent in price since last results when it was at $95.74 a share. Based on the most relevant past-periods data, there is an 71.43 percent probability for this firm’s share price to go up following next quarterly results. Earnings reaction history tells us that the equity price moved up 20 times out of last 28 reported quarters. It has beaten earnings-per-share estimates 100% of the time in its last 12 earnings reports. It fell short of earnings estimates on 0 occasions, and it has met expectations 0 time.

Here’s how traders responded to CTXS earnings announcements over the past few quarters.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) Earnings Surprises & Reaction

Given its history, the average earnings announcement surprise was 16.99 percent over the past four quarters. Back on January 25, 2017, it posted earnings per-share earnings at $1.43 which beat the consensus $1.26 projection (positive surprise of13.49%. For the quarter, revenue came in at 908.36M versus consensus estimate of 900.75M. The stock dropped -6.5 percent the session following the earnings reports were released, and on 7th day price change was 0 percent.

On October 19, 2016, it reported earnings at $1.11 a share compared with the consensus estimate of $0.97 per share (positive surprise of 14.43%). Revenue of 841.25M for that quarter was above the $827.22M analysts had expected. The stock climbed 0.05% the day following the earnings announcement, and on 7th day price change was -2.78%.

On July 26, 2016, it recorded $0.99 a share in earnings which topped the consensus estimate of $0.92 (positive surprise of 7.61%). Revenue for the quarter was $842.98M while analysts called for revenues to be $816.56M. The stock dropped -1.51% the day following the earnings data was made public, and on 7th day price change was -6.56%.

On April 20, 2016, it announced earnings per share at $0.98 versus the consensus estimate of $0.74 per share (positive surprise of 32.43%). That came on revenues of $825.68M for that period. Analysts had expected $788.66M in revenue.

Citrix Systems, Inc. Earnings Estimates

As Q1 earnings announcement date approaches, Wall Street is expecting earnings per share of $0.95. The analysts’ present consensus range is $0.93-$1.07 for EPS. The market consensus range for revenue is between $657.8M and $717.2M, with an average of $664.41M.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) last ended at $84.93, sending the company’s market cap near $13.28B. The consensus 12-month price target from analysts covering the stock is $83.9. The share price has declined 4.72% from its top level in 52 weeks and dropped 19.42% this year. It recently traded in a range of $79.05-$87.99 at a volume of 5446712 shares. The recent trading ended with the price nearly 6.62 higher for the last 5 trading days, rebounding 42.21% from its 52-week low.


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