Cambrex (CBM) Releases FY 2018 Earnings Guidance

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Cambrex (NYSE:CBM) updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.95-3.09 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.79.

Several research firms have recently commented on CBM. First Analysis raised shares of Cambrex from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating and decreased their price target for the company from $73.00 to $63.00 in a research note on Friday. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of Cambrex in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. They set a buy rating and a $75.50 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cambrex from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $73.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $70.50.

CBM opened at $51.22 on Friday. Cambrex has a one year low of $44.80 and a one year high of $69.43. The company has a market cap of $1.88 billion, a PE ratio of 15.06, a P/E/G ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 2.42.

Cambrex (NYSE:CBM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The biotechnology company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by ($0.10). Cambrex had a net margin of 20.75% and a return on equity of 22.32%. The company had revenue of $104.62 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $122.04 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. Cambrex’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Cambrex will post 2.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Cambrex news, CEO Steven M. Klosk sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.76, for a total value of $1,095,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 103,328 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,658,241.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Steven M. Klosk sold 55,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.30, for a total transaction of $3,646,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 138,328 shares in the company, valued at $9,171,146.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 84,510 shares of company stock worth $5,344,824. Insiders own 2.42% of the company’s stock.

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Cambrex Company Profile

Cambrex Corporation, a life sciences company, provides various products and services for the development and commercialization of new and generic therapeutics worldwide. Its products comprise active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates that are used in the production of prescription and over-the-counter drug products, as well as other fine chemicals.

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