Dassault Systèmes: Invest Securities confirms rating
(CercleFinance.com) - Dassault Systèmes has published Q1 2020 diluted non-IFRS EPS that is up 9% at 0.
95 euro (+7% at constant exchange rates) and a non-IFRS operating margin of 29.2%, close to the top of its forecast range (28.5% to 29.5%).
Despite the sales warning in early April, Q1 results exceed expectations and demonstrate the resilience of the group's business model, as do its new guidelines for FY 2020, which is in line with analysts' reduced estimates, which have been modified as part of its sector update in terms of sales. Reassured regarding the group's margin, this has led analysts to increase their 2020 EPS estimates by 5%.
While the acquisition of Medidata and Dassault's aims in Life Sciences are taking on greater prominence in the current health crisis, while all of its solutions could benefit from the new world after the crisis, analysts reiterate their buy rating on the share, along with their target price of 172 euros (+26%), they add.
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