Philip Morris International
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Philip Morris International met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew slightly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins shrank, net margins dropped.
Philip Morris International tallied revenue of $7.58 billion. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $7.52 billion 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 $1.29. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.35 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.29 for Q1 were 1.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.27 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.28 for Q1 were 2.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.25 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 67.2%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 44.7%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 28.0%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $8.30 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.45.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $32.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.64.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,886 members out of 2,948 rating the stock outperform, and 62 members rating it underperform. Among 813 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 802 give Philip Morris International 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 Philip Morris International is outperform, with an average price target of $96.67.
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