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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Becton, Dickinson's revenues will expand 0.0% and EPS will wither -2.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.99 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.35.
Last quarter, Becton, Dickinson booked revenue of $1.90 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.89 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 $1.35. GAAP EPS of $3.13 for Q1 were 159% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.21 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 52.9%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.6%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 32.9%, 1,900 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.72.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,142 members out of 1,163 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 405 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 401 give Becton, Dickinson a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Becton, Dickinson is hold, with an average price target of $78.72.
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