Warner Chilcott (NAS: WCRX) reported earnings on Feb. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Warner Chilcott beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins expanded, net margins expanded.
Warner Chilcott booked revenue of $612.0 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $565.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $645.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.91. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.72 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.91 for Q4 were 4.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.95 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q4 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 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 85.3%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.3%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $586.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.28.
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