Warner Chilcott (Nasdaq: WCRX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 22. 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 Warner Chilcott's revenues will shrink -12.5% and EPS will decrease -24.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $565.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.72.
Last quarter, Warner Chilcott reported revenue of $606.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 7.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $655.0 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 $0.99. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q3 were 246% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 87.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.5%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.6%, 1,360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.49 billion.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 161 members out of 190 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 59 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Warner Chilcott a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
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