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Golf Clap for Thermo Fisher Scientific

Wednesday - 7/24/2013, 2:00am  ET

Thermo Fisher Scientific reported earnings on July 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 29 (Q2), Thermo Fisher Scientific met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.

Gross margins expanded, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Thermo Fisher Scientific tallied revenue of $3.24 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $3.22 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.32. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.31 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.32 for Q2 were 8.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.16 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q2 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.63 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.16 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 43.8%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.2%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.6%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.19 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.28.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $12.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.33.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 554 members out of 576 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 176 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 173 give Thermo Fisher Scientific a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Thermo Fisher Scientific is buy, with an average price target of $95.23.

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