Philip Morris International
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Philip Morris International missed slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Philip Morris International reported revenue of $7.89 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw a top line of $8.02 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $7.67 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 $1.28. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.22 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.25 for Q4 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 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 26.4%, 3,850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.5%, 2,240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.6%, 1,400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $7.62 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $33.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.79.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,884 members out of 2,945 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 813 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 803 give Philip Morris International 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 Philip Morris International is outperform, with an average price target of $95.68.
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