Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, October 31, 2011. Brookdale Senior Living 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 a loss of 5 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 10 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 4 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 5 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked net loss of one cent per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of 2 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $581.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: four out of six analysts surveyed (66.7%) have a buy rating on Brookdale Senior Living.. This is below the mean analyst rating of eight competitors, which average 70.8% buy ratings.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company’s loss widened to a loss of a $34 million (28 cents a share) from a loss of $9.6 million (8 cents) a year earlier, but beat analyst expectations. Revenue rose 6.3% to $583.3 million from $549 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 4.6% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 8.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 10.4% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (NYSE:ALC), Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:SRZ), Capital Senior Living Corp. (NYSE:CSU), Emeritus Corporation (NYSE:ESC), Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (AMEX:FVE).

Stock Price Performance: During August 1, 2011 to October 25, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.99 (-24.5%) from $20.33 to $15.34. 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. 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. Shares are down $6.07 (-28.4%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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