The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Baxter International's revenues will shrink 0.0% and EPS will grow 3.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.11.
Last quarter, Baxter International booked revenue of $3.39 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.28 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 $1.01. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q1 were 6.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.98 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 50.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.5%, 220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.4%, about the same as the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $14.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.52.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 641 members out of 673 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 195 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 189 give Baxter International a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Baxter International is outperform, with an average price target of $64.13.
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