Johnson & Johnson (NYS: JNJ) reported earnings on July 17. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 1 (Q2), Johnson & Johnson met expectations on revenues and earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.


Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, and net margins dropped.

Revenue details
Johnson & Johnson booked revenue of $16.48 billion. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $16.72 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $16.60 billion.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.30. The 20 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $1.29 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q2 were 50% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 68.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.9%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.5%, 820 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $16.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.22.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $67.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.09.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 13,566 members out of 14,053 rating the stock outperform, and 487 members rating it underperform. Among 3,350 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 3,284 give Johnson & Johnson a green thumbs-up, and 66 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Johnson & Johnson is outperform, with an average price target of $71.47.

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