Insight (NSIT) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

Insight Enterprises NSIT is slated to release third-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Nov 6.

The company has beat estimates in three of the trailing four quarters, the average being 9.6%.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter earnings is pegged at $1.07, which remained stable over the past 30 days. This indicates an improvement of 17.6% from the prior-year quarter. For quarterly sales, the consensus mark stands at $1.99 billion, suggesting growth of 13.8% from the year-ago reported figure.

Let’s see how things are shaping up prior to this announcement.

Insight Enterprises, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise


Insight Enterprises, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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Factors at Play

Insight’s third-quarter results are likely to have been driven by its balanced portfolio of customer end-markets, and broad product and solutions pipeline.

The company recently announced the addition of new consulting and managed services for Microsoft Azure Sentinel, the cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) solution.

We believe that investing in supply chain optimization, connected workforce, cloud and data center transformation, and digital innovation have provided the company a competitive advantage over peers and consequently is expected to have driven the top line in the third quarter.

Further, the company’s third-quarter results are likely to reflect solid growth in the international markets. Moreover, the company entered into a strategic agreement to acquire PCM, Inc. to expand operations in North America and EMEA.

The addition of PCM complements the Insight’s Supply Chain Optimization solution offering, and is expected to have been accretive in the third quarter.

However, adverse foreign currency fluctuations and macroeconomic perils are likely to have negatively impacted the third-quarter performance. Moreover, the highly competitive environment might get reflected in the upcoming earnings release.

What Does the Zacks Model Say

Our proven model doesn’t conclusively predict an earnings beat for Insight this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) or higher increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here.

You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Earnings ESP: The Earnings ESP for Insightis -5.14%.

Zacks Rank: Insight currently carries a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

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CVS Health Corporation CVS has an Earnings ESP of +0.05% and a Zacks Rank #3.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation CHK has an Earnings ESP of +8.24% and a Zacks Rank #3.

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