UBS Maintains a 'Buy' on Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO); Delivering The Goods

April 26, 2012 2:24 PM EDT
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UBS maintains a 'Buy' on Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) price target raised from $62 to $64.

Analyst, Daniel Arias, said, "Q1 revs of $3,100M (+14% y/y) beat Street $2,977, as TMO recorded above consensus sales growth of 4% (UBSe 4%). Gross margins were up 180 bps, while adjusted operating margins improved 90 bps to 18.5% (UBSe 18.8%) on productivity gains, cost savings, M&A accretion, & volume. Adjusted EPS beat of $1.17 vs. UBSe $1.14 & Street $1.11. We think 1Q results highlighted Thermo’s relative stability & diversity, which represent key attributes going fwd. TMO remains one of our top picks – particularly in light of a 25% valuation discount to the group on fwd P/E."

"We see ’12-13 sales of $12,491M (+6.5%, 3.8% org) & $12,860M (+3%), w/ EPS of $4.82 (was $4.81) & $5.40 (was $5.34), respectively."

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Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific closed at $55.07 yesterday.

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