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Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. Just Recorded A 24% EPS Beat: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting Next

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As you might know, Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HALO) just kicked off its latest third-quarter results with some very strong numbers. It was a solid earnings report, with revenues and statutory earnings per share (EPS) both coming in strong. Revenues were 10% higher than the analysts had forecast, at US$65m, while EPS were US$0.25 beating analyst models by 24%. This is an important time for investors, as they can track a company's performance in its report, look at what experts are forecasting for next year, and see if there has been any change to expectations for the business. We've gathered the most recent statutory forecasts to see whether the analysts have changed their earnings models, following these results.

See our latest analysis for Halozyme Therapeutics

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Taking into account the latest results, the most recent consensus for Halozyme Therapeutics from ten analysts is for revenues of US$381.4m in 2021 which, if met, would be a huge 91% increase on its sales over the past 12 months. Statutory earnings per share are predicted to soar 846% to US$1.48. In the lead-up to this report, the analysts had been modelling revenues of US$361.3m and earnings per share (EPS) of US$1.41 in 2021. It looks like there's been a modest increase in sentiment following the latest results, withthe analysts becoming a bit more optimistic in their predictions for both revenues and earnings.

With these upgrades, we're not surprised to see that the analysts have lifted their price target 5.6% to US$34.55per share. There's another way to think about price targets though, and that's to look at the range of price targets put forward by analysts, because a wide range of estimates could suggest a diverse view on possible outcomes for the business. There are some variant perceptions on Halozyme Therapeutics, with the most bullish analyst valuing it at US$45.00 and the most bearish at US$15.00 per share. This is a fairly broad spread of estimates, suggesting that analysts are forecasting a wide range of possible outcomes for the business.

Taking a look at the bigger picture now, one of the ways we can understand these forecasts is to see how they compare to both past performance and industry growth estimates. The analysts are definitely expecting Halozyme Therapeutics' growth to accelerate, with the forecast 91% growth ranking favourably alongside historical growth of 7.0% per annum over the past five years. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in a similar industry are forecast to grow their revenue at 21% per year. It seems obvious that, while the growth outlook is brighter than the recent past, the analysts also expect Halozyme Therapeutics to grow faster than the wider industry.

The Bottom Line

The biggest takeaway for us is the consensus earnings per share upgrade, which suggests a clear improvement in sentiment around Halozyme Therapeutics' earnings potential next year. Happily, they also upgraded their revenue estimates, and are forecasting revenues to grow faster than the wider industry. There was also a nice increase in the price target, with the analysts clearly feeling that the intrinsic value of the business is improving.

With that said, the long-term trajectory of the company's earnings is a lot more important than next year. We have forecasts for Halozyme Therapeutics going out to 2024, and you can see them free on our platform here.

You should always think about risks though. Case in point, we've spotted 3 warning signs for Halozyme Therapeutics you should be aware of, and 2 of them are a bit concerning.

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