Analysts Anticipate Perrigo (PRGO) Will Announce Earnings of $1.14 Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) to post $1.14 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Sixteen analysts have made estimates for Perrigo’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.22 and the lowest is $1.01. Perrigo posted earnings of $1.05 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.6%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, May 29th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Perrigo will report full year earnings of $5.23 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.07 to $5.32. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $5.74 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.47 to $6.13. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Perrigo.

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Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.03. Perrigo had a return on equity of 11.54% and a net margin of 2.42%. The business had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.24 EPS. Perrigo’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $107.00 price objective on Perrigo and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Perrigo in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Perrigo in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $117.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Leerink Swann assumed coverage on Perrigo in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $90.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Perrigo presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $91.88.

PRGO opened at $80.86 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 1.40 and a current ratio of 1.96. Perrigo has a 1 year low of $63.68 and a 1 year high of $95.93. The company has a market cap of $11,539.91, a P/E ratio of 16.40, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.76.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 2nd were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. This is a boost from Perrigo’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. Perrigo’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.42%.

In other news, CEO Uwe Roehrhoff bought 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The stock was bought at an average price of $81.85 per share, for a total transaction of $613,875.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,900 shares in the company, valued at approximately $401,065. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 6.90% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PRGO. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter valued at $104,000. ARP Americas LP purchased a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter valued at $212,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter valued at $213,000. Investors Research Corp purchased a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter valued at $214,000. Finally, V Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in Perrigo during the fourth quarter valued at $214,000. Institutional investors own 79.11% of the company’s stock.

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Perrigo Company Profile

Perrigo Company plc, a healthcare company, manufactures and supplies over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products, infant formulas, branded OTC products, and generic pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company operates through Consumer Healthcare Americas, Consumer Healthcare International, and Prescription Pharmaceuticals segments.

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