Golf Clap for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYS: TEVA) reported earnings on Feb. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.


Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries booked revenue of $5.25 billion. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $5.25 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.68 billion.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.32. The 24 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q4 were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.57 per share.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 53.1%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.5%, 810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.85 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.17.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $20.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.09.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,471 members out of 2,542 rating the stock outperform, and 71 members rating it underperform. Among 583 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 575 give Teva Pharmaceutical Industries a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $46.62.

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