Healthstream Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Healthstream Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

Healthstream Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share were the same at $0.09 in the quarter as EPS of $0.09 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 23.53% to $31.92 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Healthstream Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.09 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.08. It beat the average revenue estimate of $31.36 million.

Quoting Management: Robert A. Frist, Jr., chief executive officer, HealthStream, said “We are beginning the second half of 2013 strong with quarterly revenues up 24 percent over the prior year second quarter. As we continue to provide innovative solutions to meet healthcare organizations’ workforce development needs, we are growing the value of our customer accounts, which increased our new metric, revenue per implemented subscriber, to $29.40 in the second quarter of 2013. Our financial performance has given us confidence to raise our growth expectations for 2013 to an increase in revenues of 23 to 25 percent over 2012.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 7.66% from $29.65 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 12.5% from $0.08 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.08 to a profit $0.09. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.30 to a profit of $0.34 over the last ninety days.

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