Motorola Solutions Inc.
), a leading communications equipment manufacturer, to surpass
expectations when it reports its first-quarter fiscal 2013
results before the opening bell on Apr 24, 2013.
Why a Likely Positive Surprise?
Our proven model shows that Motorola Solutions is likely to
beat earnings because it has the right combination of two key
Positive Zacks ESP
: Expected Surprise Prediction or ESP (Read:
Zacks Earnings ESP: A Better Method
), which represents the difference between the Most Accurate
estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate, is +1.79%. This is a
meaningful and leading indicator of a likely positive earnings
Zacks #2 Rank (Buy)
: Motorola Solutions currently has a Zacks Rank #2. Note that the
stocks with Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), #2 (Buy) and #3 (Hold)
have a significantly higher chance of beating earnings.
The combination of Motorola Solution's Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and
an ESP of +1.79% makes us confident of a positive earnings beat
on Apr 24, 2013.
What is Driving the Better-Than-Expected
Motorola Solutions is expected to deliver good results in the
first quarter of 2013 based on its strategy to focus on stable
government enterprises around the world. The company's Enterprise
segment is also poised for a good show based on several lucrative
contract wins from various municipalities in the U.S. The company
is also expanding in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and
Latin America, which will be accretive to the company's future
The Ill.-based company will benefit from FCC's Narrowbanding
mandate, which requires all licensees of the two-way radios to
convert their existing wideband channels of 25 kHz to narrow
bands of 12.5 kHz by the end of 2013. This ongoing conversion of
public safety radios from analog to digital network technology
will act as a stable revenue generator for Motorola Solutions, in
Other Stocks to Consider
Other companies you may want to consider on the basis of our
model, which shows that they have the right combination of
elements to post an earnings beat this quarter, are as
Research in Motion Limited
) currently has an Earnings ESP of +500.00% and holds a Zacks
Rank #2 (Buy).
) has an Earnings ESP of +1.56% and carries a Zacks Rank #2
) currently has an Earnings ESP of +1.47% and holds a Zacks Rank
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