Zimmer Holdings (NYSE: ZMH ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Zimmer Holdings's revenues will expand 0.2% and EPS will increase 7.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.40.
Last quarter, Zimmer Holdings logged revenue of $1.18 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.17 billion.
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 $1.51. GAAP EPS of $0.88 for Q4 were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.87 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 75.1%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.4%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.9%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.75.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 585 members out of 612 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 201 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 193 give Zimmer Holdings a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zimmer Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $70.52.
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