Will Express Scripts Holding Beat These Analyst Estimates?
Express Scripts Holding (NAS: ESRX) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 29. 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 Express Scripts Holding's revenues will wither -7.9% and EPS will grow 25.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $25.50 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.10.
Last quarter, Express Scripts Holding reported revenue of $26.06 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $12.13 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 $0.99. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q1 were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 7.7%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.4%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $101.17 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.29.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 799 members out of 847 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 232 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 223 give Express Scripts Holding a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Express Scripts Holding is outperform, with an average price target of $64.22.
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