Given Imaging (NAS: GIVN) reported earnings Feb. 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Given Imaging beat expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Given Imaging chalked up revenue of $48.5 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected net sales of $46.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $44.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.25. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.21 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 58% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 77.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.1%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $43.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $191.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.70.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 131 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 21 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 21 give Given Imaging a green thumbs-up.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Given Imaging is outperform, with an average price target of $21.33.
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