eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
eHealth, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.18 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.11 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 5.06% to $45.3 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: eHealth, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.18 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.13. It missed the average revenue estimate of $46.15 million.
Quoting Management: Gary Lauer, chief executive officer of eHealth, stated, “In 2012 we achieved good progress across the key areas of our business. We returned to annual revenue and GAAP earnings growth after a challenging 2011, completed the transition of our Medicare business to a direct fulfillment model ahead of schedule, and saw a significant improvement in our Individual and Family Plan business.”
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