Zacks: Analysts Expect Insulet Co. (PODD) to Post -$0.19 EPS
Brokerages expect Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.19) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Nine analysts have provided estimates for Insulet’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.26) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.08). Insulet reported earnings per share of ($0.17) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 11.8%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, May 3rd.
On average, analysts expect that Insulet will report full-year earnings of ($0.29) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.40) to ($0.14). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $0.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.04 to $0.71. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Insulet.
Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The medical instruments supplier reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by ($0.04). Insulet had a negative net margin of 5.79% and a negative return on equity of 29.73%. The business had revenue of $130.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $125.16 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.16) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.0% compared to the same quarter last year.
In other news, EVP Bradley A. Thomas sold 3,500 shares of Insulet stock in a transaction on Friday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total transaction of $297,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director John A. Fallon sold 9,000 shares of Insulet stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.10, for a total value of $756,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 28,800 shares of company stock worth $2,412,739 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.60% of the company’s stock.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC raised its stake in Insulet by 30.0% in the 4th quarter. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC now owns 4,244 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $293,000 after acquiring an additional 980 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in Insulet by 42.6% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,283 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $227,000 after acquiring an additional 981 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in Insulet by 3.9% in the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 30,200 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $1,662,000 after acquiring an additional 1,146 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. raised its stake in Insulet by 8.4% in the 4th quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 14,840 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $1,024,000 after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio raised its stake in Insulet by 17.1% in the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 8,200 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $565,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares during the period.
NASDAQ PODD opened at $86.69 on Friday. Insulet has a 12-month low of $38.43 and a 12-month high of $89.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.57, a current ratio of 6.24 and a quick ratio of 5.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,201.81, a P/E ratio of -188.46 and a beta of 1.38.
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Insulet Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells insulin delivery systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the United States and internationally. The company offers Omnipod Insulin Management System (Omnipod System), which consists of an easy-to-use continuous insulin delivery system; and Personal Diabetes Manager, a handheld wireless device.
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