Charles River Laboratories International (NYS: CRL) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 Charles River Laboratories International's revenues will wane -3.4% and EPS will wane -13.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $281.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Last quarter, Charles River Laboratories International booked revenue of $278.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $277.6 million.
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 $0.65. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q3 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.37 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 33.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.8%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.13 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.71.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Charles River Laboratories International is outperform, with an average price target of $39.91.
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