The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict NuVasive's revenues will expand 3.7% and EPS will grow 10.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $157.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, NuVasive booked revenue of $165.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $150.2 million.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.34. GAAP EPS were -$0.06 for Q4 versus -$0.24 per share for the prior-year quarter.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 74.5%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.7%, 500 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $656.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.00.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 168 members out of 187 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give NuVasive 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 NuVasive is outperform, with an average price target of $19.56.
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