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Inogen (INGN) Earnings Miss Estimates in Q1, View Lowered

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Inogen, Inc. (INGN - Free Report) reported first-quarter 2019 earnings per share (EPS) of 24 cents, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 29 cents. The bottom line plunged 50% year over year.
 
Revenues of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company came in at $90.2 million, which trumped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $89.2 million. On a year-over-year basis, the top line climbed 14.1%.
 
Segmental Details
 
Sales revenues amounted to $84.8 million in the quarter under review, up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis.
 
Rental revenues totaled $5.4 million, down 1.5% year over year.

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Revenues by Region and Category
 
Business-to-business revenues in the United States summed $26.1 million, down 7% on a year-over-year basis. Internationally, this segment recorded revenues of $19.8 million, up 17.1% on continued adoption from the company’s European partners.
 
Direct-to-consumer revenues in the United States grossed $39 million in the quarter under review. This reflects an increase of 35.9% from the prior-year quarter. The upside can be attributed to continued adoption by traditional home medical equipment providers and Internet resellers. Direct-to-consumer domestic rentals recorded net revenues of $5.4 million, down 1.5% year over year.
 
Margins
 
In the quarter under review, gross profit was $44.4 million, up 17.7% year over year. Gross margin came in at 49.2%, which expanded 150 basis points (bps).
 
Operating income was $4.9 million, down 44.2% year over year. Operating margin came in at 5.4% of net revenues, significantly down from 11% in the prior-year quarter.
 
2019 View Lowered
 
Inogen lowered its revenue guidance for 2019. Revenues are now expected between $405 million and $415 million, compared with the previously stated band of $430 million and $440 million, suggesting 13.1-15.9% growth over 2018. The Zacks Consensus Estimate of $433 million lies above the guided range.
 
The company still expects international business-to-business sales to have a solid growth rate, but now expects domestic business-to-business sales to be slightly soft.
 
Inogen also lowered its full-year GAAP net income guidance to $36-$38 million from the earlier $40-$44 million.
 
Wrapping Up
 
Inogen ended the first quarter on a mixed note. Solid business-to-business international revenues buoy optimism. Apart from these, the company’s direct-to-consumer unit performed exceedingly well in the quarter. In fact, management expects this particular unit to be the fastest growing one in 2019. The company is also optimistic about its international revenues, which witnessed solid growth in Europe during the first quarter. A considerable expansion in gross margin is an added positive.
 
On the flip side, Inogen’s rental revenues declined on a year-over-year basis in the first quarter. In fact, the company expects rental revenues to grow modestly in 2019. Moreover, operating margin contraction is worrisome. Inogen lowered its guidance for 2019, which is disheartening.
 
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Stryker delivered first-quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of $1.88, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.2%. Revenues of $3.52 billion were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
 
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