ICON PLC Company Profile (NASDAQ:ICLR)

About ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)

ICON PLC logoICON public limited company is a contract research organization (CRO), which is engaged in providing outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Company is engaged in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support the various stages of the clinical development process, from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. Its services include clinical trials management, biometric activities, consulting, imaging, contract staffing, informatics and laboratory services. The Company's information systems offerings include ICONIK, Firecrest, ADDPLAN, AptivAdvantage and Aptiv Insite. It conducts various laboratory tests on the patient's blood, urine and other bodily fluids at appropriate intervals during the trial. The Company offers clinical development services, including investigator recruitment, patient registries, outcomes research, clinical data management, immunoassay development and others.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Biotechnology & Medical Research
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ICLR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.iconplc.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $5.99693 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 54,041,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $108.70
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $93.99
  • 52 Week Range: $73.76 - $117.53
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.51
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.78
  • P/E Growth: 1.50
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.72 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.49
  • Book Value: $19.05 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.83
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $393.57 million
  • Net Margins: 15.97%
  • Return on Equity: 28.72%
  • Return on Assets: 15.01%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.34%
  • Current Ratio: 2.11%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.11%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 346,255 shs.
  • Beta: 0.61
  • Short Ratio: 3.49
 

Frequently Asked Questions for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)

What is ICON PLC's stock symbol?

ICON PLC trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ICLR."

How were ICON PLC's earnings last quarter?

ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.01. The firm earned $431 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $430.68 million. ICON PLC had a return on equity of 28.72% and a net margin of 15.97%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.14 EPS. View ICON PLC's Earnings History.

When will ICON PLC make its next earnings announcement?

ICON PLC is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 19th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for ICON PLC.

What guidance has ICON PLC issued on next quarter's earnings?

ICON PLC issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.18-5.36 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.18. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.74-1.77 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.72 billion.

Where is ICON PLC's stock going? Where will ICON PLC's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for ICON PLC's shares. Their predictions range from $92.00 to $128.00. On average, they expect ICON PLC's share price to reach $111.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for ICON PLC.

Are investors shorting ICON PLC?

ICON PLC saw a increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,264,346 shares, an increase of 30.4% from the August 15th total of 969,335 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 324,873 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.9 days. Currently, 2.4% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of ICON PLC's key competitors?

Who are ICON PLC's key executives?

ICON PLC's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Ciaran Murray, Chairman of the Board
  • Steve Cutler, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Brendan Brennan, Chief Financial Officer
  • Diarmaid Cunningham, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Hugh Brady, Non-Executive Director
  • John Climax, Non-Executive Director
  • William W. Hall M.D., Ph.D., Non-Executive Director
  • Ronan Lambe Ph.D., Non-Executive Director
  • Mary K. Pendergast J.D., Non-Executive Director

Who owns ICON PLC stock?

ICON PLC's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include WCM Investment Management CA (7.34%), Earnest Partners LLC (5.16%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (5.07%), FMR LLC (4.24%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (4.07%) and Wasatch Advisors Inc. (3.42%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for ICON PLC.

Who sold ICON PLC stock? Who is selling ICON PLC stock?

ICON PLC's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Earnest Partners LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. and Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership. View Insider Buying and Selling for ICON PLC.

Who bought ICON PLC stock? Who is buying ICON PLC stock?

ICON PLC's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Koch Industries Inc., FMR LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, WCM Investment Management CA, Systematic Financial Management LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. View Insider Buying and Selling for ICON PLC.

How do I buy ICON PLC stock?

Shares of ICON PLC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is ICON PLC's stock price today?

One share of ICON PLC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $110.97.


MarketBeat Community Rating for ICON PLC (NASDAQ ICLR)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  269 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  202 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  471
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about ICON PLC and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: $111.50 (0.48% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/12/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$122.00LowView Rating Details
9/11/2017Bank of America CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$128.00LowView Rating Details
7/31/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweightMediumView Rating Details
7/31/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$93.00 -> $126.00MediumView Rating Details
7/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
7/27/2017MizuhoBoost Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$104.00 -> $108.00LowView Rating Details
7/7/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeBuy -> Conviction-Buy$117.00HighView Rating Details
6/9/2017Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetOutperform$107.00 -> $97.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetOutperform$91.50 -> $92.00LowView Rating Details
10/20/2016Avondale PartnersUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
Earnings by Quarter for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
Earnings History by Quarter for ICON PLC (NASDAQ ICLR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/18/2017$1.28N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/20176/30/2017$1.30$1.31$430.68 million$431.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/20173/31/2017$1.27$1.29$432.21 million$432.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$1.26$1.33$440.78 million$435.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q316$1.18$1.19$420.14 million$420.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$1.14$1.14$409.97 million$411.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$1.11$1.12$414.35 million$400.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$1.10$1.11$409.42 million$403.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.01$1.02$399.02 million$394.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.90$0.95$402.15 million$389.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.81$0.90$391.11 million$388.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q4$0.76$0.87$391.37 million$390.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.70$0.79$391.12 million$388.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2014Q2$0.58$0.64$376.89 million$376.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q1$0.50$0.57$352.14 million$350.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q413$0.45$0.53$339.86 million$345.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.41$0.45$332.58 million$339.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.38$0.43$321.82 million$334.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.34$0.36$300.81 million$317.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$0.33$0.34$291.96 million$300.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.27$0.29$282.67 million$286.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.22$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.15$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.08$0.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.02$0.02ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.22$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.21$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.36$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.28
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.80
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$1.22$1.34$1.27
Q2 20175$1.26$1.35$1.30
Q3 20175$1.27$1.37$1.31
Q4 20175$1.38$1.41$1.40
Q1 20182$1.35$1.38$1.37
Q2 20182$1.43$1.45$1.44
Q3 20181$1.46$1.46$1.46
Q4 20181$1.53$1.53$1.53
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
Latest Headlines for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 12:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Icon Plc (ICLR) to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 19 at 12:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC (ICLR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $439.45 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 11:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoShort Interest in Icon Plc (ICLR) Grows By 30.4%
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 1:44 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 15 at 11:40 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.32 EPS Expected for Icon Plc (ICLR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 12:22 PM
streetinsider.com logoBofA/Merrill Lynch Starts ICON plc (ICLR) at Buy - StreetInsider.com
www.streetinsider.com - September 11 at 8:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Now Covered by Analysts at Bank of America Corporation
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 11 at 9:04 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 11:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC (ICLR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 9 at 9:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 12:36 AM
nasdaq.com logo4 Large-Cap Medical Device Stocks to Buy Amid Political Woes - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 4 at 6:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC (ICLR) Lifted to Buy at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 3 at 9:06 AM
seekingalpha.com logoIcon PLC: A Hidden Gem In An Uncertain Industry
seekingalpha.com - August 29 at 8:18 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead-To-Head Survey: Cellectis (CLLS) vs. Icon Plc (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 27 at 4:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Icon Plc (ICLR) to Post $1.31 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 27 at 12:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 12:32 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to ICON plc : August 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 24 at 7:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 6:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 19 at 12:38 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead-To-Head Contrast: ICON PLC (ICLR) & Cleveland BioLabs (CBLI)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 18 at 6:22 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 12 at 12:44 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about ICON PLC.
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 8:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON plc :ICLR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 3:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) Will Post Earnings of $1.31 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 8 at 2:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc Forecasted to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of $1.41 Per Share (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 3 at 12:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCorporate News Blog - LabCorp to Buy Chiltern for $1.2 Billion in Cash; Advancing Its Leadership in Drug Development
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 10:48 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for ICON PLC Raised by First Analysis (NASDAQ:ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 2 at 7:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.30 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts (NASDAQ:ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 7:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC Forecasted to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.37 Per Share (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 1 at 7:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoLabCorp just signed a billion-dollar deal for a healthcare company you've probably never heard of
finance.yahoo.com - July 31 at 7:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.30 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (NASDAQ:ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 7:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWilliam Blair Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Icon Plc (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 31 at 7:45 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Buy" Rating for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 30 at 11:18 AM
streetinsider.com logoICON plc (ICLR) Acquires Mapi Group
www.streetinsider.com - July 28 at 10:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 4:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 28 at 12:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 10:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON Acquires Mapi Group
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 10:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIcon PLC tops Street 2Q forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 10:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ICLR earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - July 27 at 10:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 27 at 12:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON Shareholders Vote in Favour of All Resolutions at its Annual General Meeting
finance.yahoo.com - July 26 at 4:12 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $429.66 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 21 at 7:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWall Street is making huge bets on healthcare companies you've never heard of
finance.yahoo.com - July 20 at 11:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Brokerages Anticipate Icon Plc (ICLR) Will Announce Earnings of $1.30 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 19 at 9:15 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUndervalued R&D Leader With Great Risk/Reward
seekingalpha.com - July 10 at 7:41 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIcon Leads The Pack In ROIC, Looks Like Good Value
finance.yahoo.com - July 10 at 7:40 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON Shares Added To Goldman's 'Conviction Buy' List
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 11:39 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) Raised to "Conviction-Buy" at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 7 at 8:44 AM

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