Henry Schein Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 7th. Henry Schein, Inc. distributes healthcare products and services, including practice management software, to office-based healthcare practitioners. The Company has operations in North America and other countries. Henry Schein’s operations include direct marketing, telesales, and field sales.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Henry Schein Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.07 per share on revenues of $2.25 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.72.

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 $1.23 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.87, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 6,380 6,538 7,527 8,530 8,940
Diluted EPS ($) 2.63 3.44 3.49 3.97 4.32

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 ($) in millions 2,340 2,099 2,201 2,231 2,408
Diluted EPS ($) 1.152 0.89 1.08 1.08 1.263

Past Performance:
Henry Schein 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)