DENTSPLY International (Nasdaq: XRAY ) reported earnings on Feb. 20. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), DENTSPLY International met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
DENTSPLY International notched revenue of $753.3 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see net sales of $746.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.56. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.56 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q4 were 9.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.90 for Q4 were 221% higher 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 quarter, gross margin was 52.0%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.0%, 1,150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $737.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.45.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 204 members out of 218 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 73 give DENTSPLY International 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 DENTSPLY International is hold, with an average price target of $40.72.
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