ICON plc Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Rising Now

ICON plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.21%.

These stocks are hitting our Profit Targets. Click here now to discover winning stocks!

ICON plc Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 385.71% to $0.34 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.07 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 23.73% to $300.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: ICON plc reported adjusted EPS income of $0.34 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.33. It beat the average revenue estimate of $291.96 million.

Quoting Management:CEO Ciaran Murray commented, “In 2012 we saw the validation of our investment strategy as we won a record $1.6 billion of new business and reported milestone revenue of $1.12 billion and EPS of $1.00. Backlog grew 20% to $2.8 billion, which along with continuing investment in capabilities, talent and innovation in drug development, provides a solid foundation for further growth in 2013.”

Key Stats (on next page)…