The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q2), Myriad Genetics beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly, and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Myriad Genetics logged revenue of $122.8 million. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $115.3 million. Sales were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $100.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
EPS came in at $0.33. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.31 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q2 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 86.9%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.0%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.0%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $115.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $462.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.25.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 520 members out of 597 rating the stock outperform, and 77 members rating it underperform. Among 174 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 164 give Myriad Genetics a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Myriad Genetics is outperform, with an average price target of $25.43.
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