Pfizer Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS
Pfizer (NYS: PFE) reported earnings on May 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Pfizer met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Pfizer recorded revenue of $15.41 billion. The 15 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $15.43 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $16.50 billion.
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 $0.58. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.57 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q1 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 80.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.4%, 1,310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $15.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $62.16 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,500 members out of 6,092 rating the stock outperform, and 592 members rating it underperform. Among 1,446 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,351 give Pfizer a green thumbs-up, and 95 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pfizer is outperform, with an average price target of $24.33.
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