Qiagen (Nasdaq: QGEN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Qiagen's revenues will shrink -1.8% and EPS will contract 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $328.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, Qiagen chalked up revenue of $304.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $288.9 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 $0.26. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q3 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 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 65.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.5%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.6%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.24 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.05.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 109 members out of 120 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Qiagen a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Qiagen is hold, with an average price target of $17.67.
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