Gentiva Health Services Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Gentiva Health Services (NASDAQ:GTIV) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. provides specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services. The company provides products and services for hemophilia and bleeding disorders, growth hormone deficiency, RSV prevention and nutritional support services. Gentiva also provides services for diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, post-surgical care, orthopedic rehabilitation and other diseases.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Gentiva Health Services Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.30 per share on revenues of $427.95 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.48.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.33 to a profit $0.23. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.01, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Gentiva Health Services has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,240 1,152 1,414 1,799 1,713
Diluted EPS ($) 5.21 1.98 1.71 -14.85 0.87

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 ($) in millions 449.21 435.65 427.69 424.44 425.02
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1500 0.16 0.46 -0.02 0.2772

Past Performance:
Gentiva Health Services has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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