Brokerages Anticipate Omnicell, Inc. (OMCL) Will Announce Earnings of $0.52 Per Share

Brokerages predict that Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.52 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Omnicell’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.52 and the highest is $0.53. Omnicell reported earnings per share of $0.37 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 40.5%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, February 21st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Omnicell will report full-year earnings of $1.31 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.30 to $1.32. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $1.96 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.88 to $2.05. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Omnicell.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42. Omnicell had a negative net margin of 0.51% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%. The firm had revenue of $186.78 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $192.45 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.40 earnings per share. Omnicell’s revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Omnicell from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Omnicell from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price (up previously from $52.00) on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Omnicell currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.14.

Shares of Omnicell (NASDAQ OMCL) opened at $50.35 on Friday. Omnicell has a 1 year low of $31.85 and a 1 year high of $55.40. The stock has a market cap of $1,840.00, a P/E ratio of -457.73, a P/E/G ratio of 3.88 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.53.

In other Omnicell news, CFO Peter J. Kuipers sold 1,926 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.69, for a total transaction of $99,554.94. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 40,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,095,719.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Jorge R. Taborga sold 6,295 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.69, for a total transaction of $306,503.55. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 50,013 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,435,132.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 27,558 shares of company stock worth $1,330,230. 3.77% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Omnicell by 2.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,589,119 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,790,000 after purchasing an additional 101,776 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Omnicell by 3.7% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,928,201 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,105,000 after purchasing an additional 67,902 shares during the period. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC raised its stake in Omnicell by 0.7% during the third quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,617,706 shares of the company’s stock worth $82,584,000 after purchasing an additional 11,105 shares during the period. Oak Ridge Investments LLC raised its stake in Omnicell by 0.6% during the second quarter. Oak Ridge Investments LLC now owns 1,537,940 shares of the company’s stock worth $66,285,000 after purchasing an additional 8,491 shares during the period. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Omnicell by 129.6% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,231,933 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,096,000 after purchasing an additional 695,334 shares during the period. 99.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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