The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Cerner's revenues will expand 21.5% and EPS will increase 22.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $636.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, Cerner booked revenue of $641.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $481.4 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 $0.54. GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q1 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 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 76.7%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.1%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.62 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.31.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 393 members out of 438 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 128 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 117 give Cerner 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 Cerner is outperform, with an average price target of $74.41.
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