Endo Pharmaceuticals Earnings Preview
Endo Pharmaceuticals (NAS: ENDP) beat estimates by $0.07 last quarter and investors are hoping it can beat them again. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, Feb. 24. Endo Pharmaceutical is a specialty pharmaceutical company, engaged in the research, development, sale, and marketing of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals used to treat and manage pain.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: The majority of analysts back Endo Pharmaceuticals as a buy. But with 65% of analysts rating it a buy, Endo Pharmaceuticals is still below the mean analyst rating of its nearest 10 competitors, which average 65.1% buys. Analysts don't like Endo Pharmaceuticals as much as competitor Par Pharmaceutical overall. Seven out of nine analysts rate Par Pharmaceutical Companies a buy compared to 13 of 20 for Endo Pharmaceuticals. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $803.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 57.1% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.32 per share. Estimates range from $1.26 to $1.36.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are strongly backing the stock, with 99.4% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large is in line with the All-Stars, with 95.6% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Endo Pharmaceuticals, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only two posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Endo Pharmaceuticals' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Endo Pharmaceuticals' income has fallen year over year by an average of 15.9% over the past five quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 9.7 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 70.9% while cost of sales rose 125.6% to $302.2 million from a year earlier.
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