ICON PLC Company Profile (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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ICLR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.iconplc.com
  • Market Cap: $5.31136 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 53,775,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $97.02
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $86.38
  • 52 Week Range: $70.54 - $100.86
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.80
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.55
  • P/E Growth: 1.32
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.7 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.17
  • Book Value: $17.56 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.71
  • EBIDTA: $388.4 million
  • Net Margins: 16.15%
  • Return on Equity: 28.89%
  • Return on Assets: 14.94%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.37%
  • Current Ratio: 1.91%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.91%
  • Average Volume: 390,256 shs.
  • Beta: 0.59
  • Short Ratio: 5.84

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) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $1.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.02. The firm earned $432 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $432.21 million. ICON PLC had a net margin of 16.15% and a return on equity of 28.89%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.12 EPS. View ICON PLC's Earnings History.

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

ICON PLC updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.06-5.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.09. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.70-1.75 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?

9 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for ICON PLC's stock. Their forecasts range from $66.00 to $117.00. On average, they anticipate ICON PLC's share price to reach $94.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for ICON PLC.

Are investors shorting ICON PLC?

ICON PLC saw a decrease in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,741,183 shares, a decrease of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 2,166,036 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 349,587 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.0 days. Currently, 3.3% of the shares of the stock 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.62%), Summit Creek Advisors LLC (0.30%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.26%), Legato Capital Management LLC (0.18%), Tealwood Asset Management Inc. (0.05%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.03%). 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 Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Summit Creek Advisors LLC, Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc., Aperio Group LLC, OLD National Bancorp IN, Fulton Bank N.A. and Tealwood Asset Management Inc.. 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 Legato Capital Management LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Diversified Trust Co, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Somerset Trust Co, US Bancorp DE and Atria Investments LLC. 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 $100.21.

MarketBeat Community Rating for ICON PLC (NASDAQ ICLR)
Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  216 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  157 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  373
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: 3 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.78)
Consensus Price Target: $94.50 (5.70% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/7/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeBuy -> Conviction-Buy$117.00HighView Rating Details
6/29/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeHold -> Buy$86.00 -> $117.00MediumView Rating Details
6/9/2017Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetOutperform$107.00 -> $97.00LowView Rating Details
6/6/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperform$91.00 -> $102.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Evercore ISIBoost Price TargetOutperform$91.50 -> $92.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017MizuhoInitiated CoverageNeutral$66.00LowView Rating Details
12/16/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$95.00 -> $80.00N/AView Rating Details
10/20/2016Avondale PartnersUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
7/27/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$85.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/20/2015 forward)


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
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)


Earnings Estimates for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.14
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.58
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$1.22$1.34$1.27
Q2 20175$1.26$1.35$1.30
Q3 20175$1.21$1.26$1.24
Q4 20175$1.29$1.35$1.33
Q1 20182$1.29$1.36$1.33
Q2 20181$1.34$1.34$1.34
Q3 20181$1.40$1.40$1.40
Q4 20181$1.51$1.51$1.51
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


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)
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Headline Trends for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
Latest Headlines for ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR)
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
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 18 at 12:48 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
finance.yahoo.com logoICON wins eLearning and Animation Awards for its FIRECREST Digital Solutions
finance.yahoo.com - July 6 at 5:02 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC Expected to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $5.55 Per Share (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 3 at 9:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) Short Interest Update
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 1 at 7:14 AM
streetinsider.com logoJefferies Upgrades ICON plc (ICLR) to Buy
www.streetinsider.com - July 1 at 12:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group Weighs in on ICON PLC's FY2017 Earnings (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 30 at 9:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoJefferies Highlights A Pair Trade In Pharma: Buy ICON, Hold Tight On INC Research
finance.yahoo.com - June 30 at 12:05 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Upgrades Icon Plc (ICLR) to Buy
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 7:52 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 27 at 11:28 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoICON PLC (ICLR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $429.92 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 25 at 11:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 8:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.30 Earnings Per Share Expected for Icon Plc (ICLR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 23 at 8:10 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 21 at 12:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Drug-Research Shake Up Continues as Pamplona Reaches Deal to Buy Parexel
finance.yahoo.com - June 20 at 6:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Rating Lowered to Buy at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 16 at 9:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON and DIA Amplify Thought Leadership and Debate with DIA Live 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 16 at 6:39 PM
nasdaq.com logoHealthcare Stocks on Investors' Radar -- PAREXEL, IDEXX Labs, ICON PLC, and PRA Health Sciences
www.nasdaq.com - June 9 at 11:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc's (ICLR) Outperform Rating Reiterated at Robert W. Baird
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 9:32 PM
streetinsider.com logoICON plc (ICLR) PT Raised to $102 at Credit Suisse; Strengthening Fundamentals & Momentum in Biotech Funding
www.streetinsider.com - June 6 at 11:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Given "Outperform" Rating at Credit Suisse Group AG
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 6 at 3:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoReviewing Synageva Biopharma Corp (GEVA) & Icon Plc (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 4 at 10:44 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoComparing Icon Plc (ICLR) & EXACT Sciences (EXAS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 4 at 8:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$429.92 Million in Sales Expected for Icon Plc (ICLR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 1 at 1:38 PM
investorplace.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Stock is Cultivating a Strong Business
investorplace.com - June 1 at 7:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHistorically Strong Stocks in June
finance.yahoo.com - May 31 at 5:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoValuEngine Lowers Icon Plc (ICLR) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 31 at 3:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$1.30 EPS Expected for Icon Plc (ICLR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 30 at 10:00 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 27 at 12:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to ICON Plc : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 5:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJefferies Group LLC Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Icon Plc (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 10:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to ICON Plc : May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 5:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.30 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 8:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON Plc :ICLR-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 4:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFirst Analysis Equities Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Icon Plc (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 9:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 12:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoICON Plc – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ICLR) : May 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 6:24 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Icon Plc (ICLR) Increased by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.23 Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ3 2017 Earnings Estimate for Icon Plc (ICLR) Issued By KeyCorp
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc Forecasted to Earn Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.26 Per Share (ICLR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 8:11 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Likely to Impact Icon Plc (ICLR) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 12:23 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of ICLR earnings conference call or presentation 27-Apr-17 1:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 29 at 9:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoIcon Plc (ICLR) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 12:36 AM



ICON PLC (ICLR) Chart for Thursday, July, 20, 2017

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