Davita Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Davita (NYSE:DVA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. DaVita, Inc. provides dialysis services in the United States for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure. The Company treats patients through a network of owned and managed dialysis facilities in the continental United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Davita Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.79 per share on revenues of $2.78 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.65.

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 $1.81 to a profit $1.83. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $7.49, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,660 6,109 6,220 6,732 8,186
Diluted EPS ($) 3.53 4.06 3.94 4.96 5.47

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 ($) in millions 1,750 1,867 1,930 1,963 2,427
Diluted EPS ($) 1.560 1.46 0.99 1.50 1.506

Past Performance:
Davita 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)