Amedisys Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Amedisys, Inc. is a multi-regional provider of alternate-site health care services. The Company offers home health care nursing, home infusion therapy, and ambulatory surgery centers. Amedisys operates offices within a network of subsidiaries in the southern and southeastern United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Amedisys Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.19 per share on revenues of $361.41 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.2 to a profit $0.16. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.66, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Amedisys has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,187 1,513 1,601 1,468 1,488
Diluted EPS ($) 3.22 4.89 3.95 -13.33 -2.79

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 370.28 370.83 378.50 375.62 362.95
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1487 0.18 0.26 0.33 -3.518

Past Performance:
Amedisys has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)