The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Henry Schein met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins grew.
Henry Schein recorded revenue of $2.20 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $2.21 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.13 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.11. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.10 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.08 for Q2 were 6.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.01 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 28.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.2%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.08.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.97 billion.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 93 members out of 104 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 34 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Henry Schein a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
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