Luminex Co. (LMNX) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.21 Per Share

Brokerages expect that Luminex Co. (NASDAQ:LMNX) will report earnings of $0.21 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Luminex’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.18 to $0.22. Luminex posted earnings of $0.28 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 25%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Luminex will report full year earnings of $0.64 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.57 to $0.70. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.81 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.71 to $0.90. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Luminex.

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Luminex (NASDAQ:LMNX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $78.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $77.33 million. Luminex had a return on equity of 8.48% and a net margin of 9.48%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.11 EPS.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on LMNX shares. BidaskClub upgraded Luminex from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. BTIG Research began coverage on Luminex in a report on Friday, January 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.00 price target for the company. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Luminex in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Luminex presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.33.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of LMNX. Creative Planning purchased a new stake in Luminex in the fourth quarter worth $198,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in Luminex during the fourth quarter valued at $206,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in Luminex during the fourth quarter valued at $270,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its stake in Luminex by 63.6% during the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 15,430 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares during the period. Finally, Waldron LP bought a new stake in Luminex during the fourth quarter worth about $330,000. 81.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ LMNX opened at $21.07 on Thursday. Luminex has a 12 month low of $17.93 and a 12 month high of $22.42. The company has a market cap of $936.16, a PE ratio of 23.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.11.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Friday, March 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 22nd. Luminex’s payout ratio is 26.37%.

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Luminex Company Profile

Luminex Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary biological testing technologies and products for the diagnostics, pharmaceutical, and research industries worldwide. Its products include Luminex 100/200 that integrates fluidics, optics, and digital signal processing; FLEXMAP 3D system for use as a general laboratory instrument; MAGPIX system, a multiplexing analyzer for qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins and nucleic acids; ARIES system, a sample to answer real-time PCR platform; ARIES M1 system, a single-module version of the ARIES System; and VERIGENE system, an automated multiplex-capable system.

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