WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 7. 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 WuXi PharmaTech's revenues will grow 14.2% and EPS will drop 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $124.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.
Last quarter, WuXi PharmaTech recorded revenue of $125.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $104.0 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 $0.36. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 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 36.6%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.0%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.9%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $498.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.32.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 322 members out of 342 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 78 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 75 give WuXi PharmaTech 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 WuXi PharmaTech is outperform, with an average price target of $18.70.
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