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What Does Wall Street See for Stryker's Q1?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:48PM

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Checking expectations

Stryker (NYSE: SYK) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Stryker's revenues will grow 1.9% and EPS will grow 2.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.01.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Stryker logged revenue of $2.34 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.22 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.14. GAAP EPS of $0.71 for Q4 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.04 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 68.3%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.8%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.5%, 660 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.32.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,427 members out of 1,459 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 437 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 431 give Stryker a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Stryker is outperform, with an average price target of $59.68.

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