Healthsouth Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Healthsouth (NYSE:HLS) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. HEALTHSOUTH Corporation provides inpatient rehabilitative healthcare services. The Company operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient and rehabilitation satellites, and home health agencies. HEALTHSOUTH provides treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Healthsouth Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.41 per share on revenues of $563.86 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.97.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.41 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.64, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,830 1,785 1,861 2,006 2,135
Diluted EPS ($) 2.62 0.77 8.28 1.96 1.69

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 ($) in millions 497.10 538.60 533.40 537.00 525.90
Diluted EPS ($) 0.52 0.39 0.43 0.44 0.43

Past Performance:
Healthsouth has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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