Five Star Quality Care Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now
Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (AMEX:FVE) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 0% to $0.06 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.06 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 0.83% to $352 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Five Star Quality Care, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.06 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.07. It missed the average revenue estimate of $364.38 million.
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue decreased 2.24% from $360.05 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 200% from $0.02 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: 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 $0.09 to a profit $0.07. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.34 to a profit of $0.24 over the last ninety days.
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