CR Bard (NYSE: BCR ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 23. 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 CR Bard's revenues will shrink -0.1% and EPS will shrink -11.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $729.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.42.
Last quarter, CR Bard reported revenue of $762.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $751.9 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 $1.70. GAAP EPS of $1.52 for Q4 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.30 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 62.3%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.6%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.8%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.29.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 267 members out of 276 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 103 give CR Bard a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CR Bard is hold, with an average price target of $103.47.
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