The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict CVS Caremark's revenues will increase 16.5% and EPS will improve 23.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $31.02 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Last quarter, CVS Caremark chalked up revenue of $30.80 billion. GAAP reported sales were 20% higher than the prior-year quarter's $25.70 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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.59 for Q1 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 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 16.6%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.6%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $122.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.33.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,660 members out of 1,727 rating the stock outperform, and 67 members rating it underperform. Among 412 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 401 give CVS Caremark a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CVS Caremark is outperform, with an average price target of $48.68.
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