Otis Worldwide Corporation OTIS is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2021 results on Jan 31, before the opening bell.
In the last reported quarter, the company’s earnings and net sales beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.5% and 1.8%, respectively. On a year-over-year basis, earnings and net sales grew 11.6% and 10.8%, respectively.
Otis’ earnings topped the consensus mark in all the last seven quarters.
Trend in Estimate Revision
For the quarter to be reported, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings per share has remained stable at 68 cents over the past 60 days. The estimated figure indicates 3% growth from the year-ago level. The consensus mark for net sales is pegged at $3.58 billion, suggesting a 2.6% increase from the year-ago reported figure of $3.49 billion.
Otis Worldwide Corporation Price and EPS Surprise
Key Factors to Note
The world's leading elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation, and service company is expected to have registered slightly higher year-over-year sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, given favorable service pricing as well as productivity initiatives in both New Equipment and Service segments.
Increased organic sales, margin expansion across the segments, a strong business strategy, and robust data and technology-based innovations are expected to benefit its quarterly results. Otis has been focusing on improving the business on the back of various strategies like acquisitions, product innovations, and new technologies through continuous research and development.
New Equipment (accounting for 42% of total revenues) is expected to have been strong in the fourth quarter. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for New Equipment revenues is pegged at $1,554 million, which indicates an increase of 1.5% from $1,531 million in the year-ago period.
For Service (accounting for 58% of the company’s total revenues), revenues are expected to have increased in the quarter to be reported. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Service revenues is pegged at $2,056 million, which indicates an increase of 4.8% from $1,962 million in the year-ago period.
Yet, headwinds like commodity inflation and the absence of temporary cost actions are likely to have put pressure on the bottom line. The consensus mark for adjusted operating profit for the New Equipment unit indicates a fall of 8.9%, while that of Service suggests 6.1% year-over-year growth.
What the Zacks Model Unveils
Our proven model doesn’t conclusively predict an earnings beat for Otis this time around. That is because a stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) for this to happen. This is not the case here.
Earnings ESP: The company has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.
Zacks Rank: Currently, Otis carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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Some Stocks With Favorable Combination
Here are some other companies in the Zacks Construction sector, which according to our model have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat in their respective quarters to be reported.
Boise Cascade Company BCC has an Earnings ESP of +9.09% and a Zacks Rank #1.
BCC’s earnings topped the consensus mark in all the last four quarters, with the average being 45.5%.
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation LPX has an Earnings ESP of +1.08% and a Zacks Rank #1.
LPX’s earnings topped the consensus mark in all the last four quarters, with the average being 10.5%.
PulteGroup, Inc. PHM has an Earnings ESP of +1.88% and a Zacks Rank #2.
In the trailing four quarters, PHM’s earnings topped the consensus mark thrice but missed the same on one occasion, with the average surprise being 3.8%.
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