The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Pfizer missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins contracted, net margins expanded.
Pfizer reported revenue of $13.50 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $13.98 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $14.89 billion.
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 $0.54. The 16 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.55 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.54 for Q1 were 6.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q1 were 58% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 80.4%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.1%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.4%, 830 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $14.38 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.59.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $57.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.27.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,476 members out of 6,062 rating the stock outperform, and 586 members rating it underperform. Among 1,590 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,495 give Pfizer a green thumbs-up, and 95 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pfizer is outperform, with an average price target of $29.99.
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