What Does Wall Street See for Danaher's Q2?
Danaher (NYS: DHR) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 19. 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 Danaher's revenue will expand 23.6% and EPS will expand 15.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.59 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Last quarter, Danaher reported revenue of $4.32 billion. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.29 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 $0.73. GAAP EPS of $0.86 for Q1 were 37% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 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 51.8%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.2%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $18.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.30.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 517 members out of 541 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 149 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 145 give Danaher a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Danaher is outperform, with an average price target of $59.18.
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