Integra LifeSciences Holdings Earnings Preview

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Integra LifeSciences Holdings (NAS: IART) met its estimates last quarter; investors hope that it will beat them this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings Thursday, July 28. Integra LifeSciences Holdings is a medical device company engaged in the development, manufacture, and marketing of cost-effective surgical implants and medical instruments.

What analysts say

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts generally think investors should hang on to Integra LifeSciences Holdings, with half rating the stock a hold. Analysts like Integra LifeSciences Holdings better than competitor Teleflex overall. Two out of six analysts rate Teleflex a buy compared to nine of 18 for Integra LifeSciences Holdings. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $188.9 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 5.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.69 per share. Estimates range from $0.67 to $0.73.

What our community says
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 91.3% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars, with 94% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Integra LifeSciences Holdings, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 35 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Integra LifeSciences Holdings' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management
Integra LifeSciences Holdings' profit has risen year over year by an average of 11.1%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

64.1%

63.3%

62.9%

63.9%

Operating Margin

11.5%

12.4%

14.6%

13.8%

Net Margin

6.3%

9.7%

8.8%

8.5%

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