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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Danaher's revenues will grow 3.6% and EPS will grow 1.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.72 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Last quarter, Danaher reported revenue of $4.44 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.32 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.75. GAAP EPS of $0.98 for Q1 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.86 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 52.3%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.6%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.98 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.41.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 524 members out of 547 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 176 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 174 give Danaher 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 Danaher is outperform, with an average price target of $66.95.
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