Brookdale Senior Living Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKD) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 8, 2011. Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. is an operator of senior living communities in the United States. It operates in four business segments: retirement centers, assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities and management services.

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 2 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 8 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from breaking even. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down and dropped from a loss of one cent during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported a loss of one cent per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 3 cents, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 7 cents with profit of one cent versus a mean estimate of a loss of 6 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $569 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 3.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.32 billion for the year, a rise of 5% from last year’s revenue of $2.21 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with six analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 4.6% to $569.4 million in first quarter. The figure rose 8.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 10.4% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 9.6% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (NYSE:ALC), Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:SRZ), Marseille-Kliniken AG (MKA), Viculus Limited (VCL), Capital Senior Living Corp. (NYSE:CSU), Emeritus Corporation (NYSE:ESC), Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (AMEX:FVE), and Granville Pacific Capital Corp. (NYSE:GE).

Stock Price Performance: During May 6, 2011 to August 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.91 (-22.9%) from $25.81 to $19.90. It saw one of its worst periods between March 30, 2011 and April 13, 2011 when shares fell for 11-straight days, falling 7.3% (-$2.05) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 10, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8.1% (+$1.78) over that span. Shares are down $1.51 (-7.1%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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