Can Zimmer Holdings Meet These Numbers?

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Zimmer Holdings (NYS: ZMH) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Zimmer Holdings' revenues will expand 0.5% and EPS will increase 9.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.32.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Zimmer Holdings notched revenue of $1.14 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.30. GAAP EPS of $1.17 for Q1 were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 74.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 28.9%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.27.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 600 members out of 629 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 204 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 197 give Zimmer Holdings a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Zimmer Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $66.75.

The article Can Zimmer Holdings Meet These Numbers? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool owns shares of Zimmer Holdings. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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