Warner Chilcott (Nasdaq: WCRX ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 9. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Warner Chilcott's revenues will compress -9.1% and EPS will wane -13.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $595.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.77.
Last quarter, Warner Chilcott booked revenue of $638.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $670.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.03. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q2 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 89.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 35.7%, 930 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.3%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.67.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 155 members out of 184 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Warner Chilcott a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Warner Chilcott is outperform, with an average price target of $24.29.
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