Baxter International Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

Baxter International Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 3.57% to $1.16 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.12 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 2.72% to $3.67 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Baxter International Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.16 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.13. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.7 billion.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 6.41% from $3.45 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 10.48% from $1.05 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.18 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.65, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

Stocks with improving earnings metrics are worthy of your extra attention. In fact, “E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework for this very reason. Don’t waste another minute – click here and get our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now.

(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at]