Danaher Corporation ( DHR Quick Quote DHR - Free Report) is set to release second-quarter 2021 results on Jul 22, before market open. The company delivered impressive results in the last four quarters, beating estimates on all occasions, with an earnings surprise of 31.34%, on average. In the last reported quarter, the company’s earnings of $2.52 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.67 by 50.90%. In the past three months, Danaher’s shares have gained 17.8% as compared with the industry’s growth of 5.2%.
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Key Factors and Estimates for Q2
Danaher has been benefiting from the pandemic-related tailwinds over the past few quarters, with 20% sales growth recorded in the first quarter of 2021. The same trend is expected to have continued in the second quarter, with the company expecting a sales increase in low-double digits. Solid product offerings, focus on innovation and synergistic gains from buyouts are likely to have been other advantages.
For second-quarter 2021, the company anticipated core sales, including the impact of Cytiva, to grow in mid-20%. The Zack Consensus Estimate for second-quarter revenues is pegged at $6,704 million, suggesting a 26.6% increase from the year-ago reported figure and a 2.2% decline from the previous quarter’s reported number. Notably, the company reported better-than-expected revenue results in the last four quarters, the average surprise being 3.5%. For the Life Sciences segment, healthy demand for bioprocessing products, especially Pall Biotech and Cytiva, are likely to have aided the quarterly performance. Strengthening the non-COVID bioprocessing business is also likely to have been a tailwind. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Life Sciences segment’s revenues is pegged at $3,440 million, suggesting an increase of 30.2% from the year-ago quarter’s reported figure. Demand for molecular-testing products (like Cepheid tests) is likely to have been strong in the to-be-reported quarter and, thus, proving a boon for the Diagnostics segment. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Diagnostics segment’s revenues for the second quarter is pegged at $2,110 million, suggesting growth of 27.1% from the year-ago reported figure. For the Environmental & Applied Solutions segment, healthy demand for equipment and solid consumables business is likely to have been tailwinds. The consensus estimate for the segment’s revenues is pegged at $1,143 million, suggesting a 14.9% rise from the year-ago reported number. However, woes related to international exposure, high costs and expenses, and huge debts are expected to have affected the company’s quarterly performance. The Zack Consensus Estimate for Danaher’s earnings of $2.04 per share suggests a 41.7% increase from the year-ago reported figure and a decline of 19% from the previous quarter’s reported figure. Earnings Whispers
Our proven model does not conclusively suggest an earnings beat for Danaher this time around. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. The company has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%, as both the Most Accurate Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate are pegged at $2.04. Earnings ESP: Danaher currently carries a Zacks Rank #3. Zacks Rank: Stocks That Warrant a Look
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