Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. 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 Smith & Nephew's revenues will wither -3.8% and EPS will compress -6.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.98.
Last quarter, Smith & Nephew recorded revenue of $952.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.8% 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.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.83. GAAP EPS of $0.15 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 74.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.6%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.78.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 113 members out of 123 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 37 give Smith & Nephew a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Smith & Nephew is hold, with an average price target of $53.38.
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