Computer Programs & Systems Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., is a healthcare information technology company that designs, develops, markets, installs and supports computerized information technology systems to hospitals. The Company also provides software and hardware products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Computer Programs & Systems Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.76 per share on revenues of $51.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.25.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.69 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.83, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Computer Programs & Systems has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 120 128 153 173 183
Diluted EPS ($) 1.43 1.39 1.71 2.34 2.71

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 45.73 45.17 47.92 49.55
Diluted EPS ($) 0.75 0.63 0.83 0.63

Past Performance:
Computer Programs & Systems has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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