Zimmer Holdings's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

Zimmer Holdings (NYSE: ZMH  ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 Zimmer Holdings's revenues will increase 0.8% and EPS will expand 10.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.18 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.50.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Zimmer Holdings logged revenue of $1.03 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.03 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.15. GAAP EPS of $1.02 for Q3 were 1.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.01 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 75.1%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.9%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.4%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.47 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.28.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 598 members out of 625 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 217 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 208 give Zimmer Holdings a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zimmer Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $68.54.

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