Akorn (Nasdaq: AKRX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 Akorn's revenues will grow 62.8% and EPS will grow 100.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $69.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Last quarter, Akorn booked revenue of $69.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 90% higher than the prior-year quarter's $36.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.12. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q3 were 7.7% lower 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 57.6%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.2%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.8%, 1,700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $253.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.35.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 159 members out of 171 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 42 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give Akorn a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Akorn is outperform, with an average price target of $16.43.