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Free Post Earnings Research Report: Perrigo Co.'s Quarterly Earnings Increased 3.23%

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

Perrigo's total revenues for Q4 FY17 reached $1.28 billion, a decrease of 3.61% from $1.33 billion in Q4 FY16 owing to divestitures. Excluding the impact of divestitures, sales increased 2.1% due to positive execution across all business segments. The reported revenue number exceeded analysts' consensus estimates of $1.25 billion.

Perrigo had a gross profit of $512.7 million in Q4 FY17 compared to $487.7 million in Q4 FY16, reflecting an increase of 5.12%. The Company's research and development (R&D) expenses surged 12.74% to $46.9 million y-o-y and distribution, selling, general, and administrative expenses declined 4.47% to $301.3 million y-o-y in the reported quarter. Perrigo had an operating profit of $158.5 million in Q4 FY17 compared to an operating loss of $484.6 million in Q4 FY16.

During Q4 FY17, Perrigo reported a net income of $73.1 million, after a net loss of $1.36 billion in Q4 FY16. The Company had diluted earnings per share (DEPS) of $0.52 in the reported quarter compared to a diluted loss per share of $9.48 in the previous-year quarter. The reported quarter results included amortization of intangible assets, restructuring charges, acquisition charges, and milestone revenue related to royalty rights. Perrigo's adjusted DEPS, excluding non-recurring items, was $1.28 in Q4 FY17, up 3.23% from $1.24 in Q4 FY16. The Company's adjusted DEPS for Q4 FY17 beat analysts' consensus estimates of $1.24 per share.

For the year ending December 31, 2017, Perrigo's total revenues were $4.95 billion, 6.33% lower than $5.28 billion in FY16. The Company had an operating profit of $598.2 million in the reported year compared to an operating loss of $2 billion in the previous year. Perrigo reported a net income of $119.6 million, or $0.84 per share in FY17, after a net loss of $4.01 billion, or $28.01 per share in FY16. The Company's adjusted DEPS for full year 2017, excluding non-recurring items, was $4.93; a decrease of 2.76% from $5.07 in FY16.

Perrigo Co.'s Segment Details

During Q4 2017, the Consumer Healthcare Americas (CHCA) segment's net revenues were $643.5 million, up 2.66% y-o-y; led by strong performance from the gastrointestinal and analgesics categories. This segment had an adjusted operating income of $148.8 million in Q4 FY17, an increase of 6.74% from $139.4 million in Q4 FY16.

For Q4 FY17, the Consumer Healthcare International (CHCI) segment's net revenues declined 10.82% to $374.1 million on a y-o-y basis. This segment's net sales grew 3.3% y-o-y on a constant currency basis in Q4 FY17, excluding exited European distribution businesses. CHCI segment's adjusted operating income for the quarter under review was $57.3 million, 57.42% higher than $36.4 million in the year ago corresponding quarter.

The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment reported net revenues of $261.30 million in Q4 FY17, a decrease of 1.73% from the previous year's same quarter, owing to lower sales of Entocort due to competitive pressures and price erosion. The segment had an adjusted operating income of $99.5 million in Q4 FY18, 13.48% lower than $115 million in Q4 FY16.

Cash Matters

Perrigo had cash and cash equivalents of $678.7 million as on December 31, 2017, up 9.06% from $622.30 million as on December 31, 2016. The Company's long-term debt reduced 37.39% to $3.27 billion as on December 31, 2017, from $5.22 billion as on December 31, 2016.

Perrigo's cash flow from operating activities for FY17 was $698.9 million, 6.72% higher than the $654.90 million reported in FY16. The Company spent $88.6 million on additions to property, plant, and equipment in the reported year compared to $106.2 million in the previous year.

Perrigo distributed cash dividends of $91.1 million in FY17, an increase of 9.50% from $83.2 million in FY16. The Company spent $191.5 million on repurchase of ordinary shares in FY17.

Outlook

For fiscal year 2018, Perrigo expects reported net sales to be in the range of $5.0 billion to $5.1 billion, reported operating income to be in the range of $682 million to $742 million, and reported DEPS to be in the range of $2.24 to $2.64. The Company expects adjusted operating income to be in the range of $1.03 billion and $1.09 billion, and adjusted DEPS to be in the range of $5.05 to $5.45 in FY18.

Stock Performance Snapshot

April 12, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, Perrigo's stock dropped 1.32%, ending the trading session at $80.86.

Volume traded for the day: 1.16 million shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 1.04 million shares.

Stock performance in the past twelve-month period - up 17.17%

After yesterday's close, Perrigo's market cap was at $11.63 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 85.12.

The stock has a dividend yield of 0.94%.

The stock is part of the Healthcare sector, categorized under the Drug Related Products industry. This sector was up 0.8% at the end of the session.

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