Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $64.82 Million

Analysts expect Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) to report $64.82 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Eight analysts have issued estimates for Sarepta Therapeutics’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $60.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $69.34 million. Sarepta Therapeutics reported sales of $16.34 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 296.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, April 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Sarepta Therapeutics will report full-year sales of $302.31 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $295.67 million to $312.50 million. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $486.32 million per share, with estimates ranging from $431.97 million to $530.80 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Sarepta Therapeutics.

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Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.37) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $57.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $57.33 million. Sarepta Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 32.79% and a negative return on equity of 30.59%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 961.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.71) EPS.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on SRPT. BidaskClub raised shares of Sarepta Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics from $75.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Leerink Swann reaffirmed a “positive” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective (up previously from $79.00) on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Piper Jaffray reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $75.00 target price on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $78.87.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in Sarepta Therapeutics by 39.5% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,448 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $192,000 after acquiring an additional 977 shares during the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. lifted its stake in Sarepta Therapeutics by 140.9% in the third quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 4,262 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $193,000 after acquiring an additional 2,493 shares during the last quarter. Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in Sarepta Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $199,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new stake in Sarepta Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Finally, Aperio Group LLC acquired a new stake in Sarepta Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $219,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.98% of the company’s stock.

Sarepta Therapeutics stock traded up $1.44 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $79.99. 1,175,330 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,515,681. The stock has a market cap of $5,260.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of -48.77 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a current ratio of 13.91, a quick ratio of 12.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. Sarepta Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $28.82 and a 1-year high of $84.37.

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About Sarepta Therapeutics

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of ribose nucleic acid (RNA)-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases. It operates through discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering therapies to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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