The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Given Imaging missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins contracted across the board.
Given Imaging reported revenue of $48.7 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $52.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.25. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.16 for Q4 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 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 74.6%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.5%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.5%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $48.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $205.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.95.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 134 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 26 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Given Imaging a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Given Imaging is outperform, with an average price target of $22.00.
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