The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Qiagen beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased. GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins dropped across the board.
Qiagen reported revenue of $316.4 million. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see sales of $311.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $307.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
EPS came in at $0.27. The 22 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.24 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q2 were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.22 for Q2 against $0.14 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 53.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -10.8%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -16.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $321.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.31 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.10.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 176 members out of 189 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 58 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 56 give Qiagen 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 Qiagen is hold, with an average price target of $20.18.
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