Healthways Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Healthways (NASDAQ:HWAY) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Healthways, Inc. provides specialized, comprehensive diabetes and cardiac disease management services to physicians, health plans, and hospitals.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Healthways Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.05 per share on revenues of $171.12 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 84.16.

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 $0.15 to a profit $0.17. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.29, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 736 717 720 689 677
Diluted EPS ($) 1.58 0.30 1.36 -4.68 0.24

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 170.21 166.56 175.18 165.16
Diluted EPS ($) 0.15 0.15 0.02 -0.12

Past Performance:
Healthways 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)

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