Warner Chilcott Reports Earnings Friday

Aug. 3.11 | About: Warner Chilcott (WCRX)

Warner Chilcott Plc (WCRX) is a $16.17 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.74 million shares per day. Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.07 in earnings per share compared with last quarter's results of $0.82. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Time Released: Before Open
Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
Recent Price: $19.50
52 Week High: $30.57
52 Week Low: $19.01
Book Value: $-0.25

Next quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.89 per share. Analyst estimates range from $0.83 to $0.94 per share.

Relative to the earnings, investors have not been as aggressive accumulating shares, as the current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 31.02, while the forward P/E ratio is now 4.82. A falling PE ratio may signal a bargain for astute investors, or maybe time to move on.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.97 billion for 2010 vs. $1.44 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $170.97 million for 2010 vs. $514.12 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $591.90 million for 2010 vs. $290.25 million for 2009.

Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of 107.16%.

Gross reported revenue compared with the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 676.49M $ 756.53M $ 80.04M 11.83%
Dec-10 $ 674.34M $ 694.38M $ 20.04M 2.97%
Sep-10 $ 743.39M $ 703.19M $ -40.20M -5.41%
Jun-10 $ 745.66M $ 815.61M $ 69.95M 9.38%
Mar-10 $ 766.63M $ 761.30M $ -5.33M -0.7%
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M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared with the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.82 0.82 0 0.00%
Dec-10 0.74 0.80 0.06 8.11%
Sep-10 0.83 0.86 0.03 3.61%
Jun-10 0.81 0.95 0.14 17.28%
Mar-10 0.87 0.88 0.01 1.15%
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(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

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