Hill-Rom Holdings Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Hill-Rom Holdings (NYSE:HRC) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. manufactures equipment for the healthcare industry, and provides wound care and pulmonary/trauma management services. The Company produces hospital beds, mattresses, stretchers, furniture and hospital information technology systems; and offers wound, circulatory and pulmonary therapies.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Hill-rom Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.50 per share on revenues of $425.80 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 19.53.

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 $0.61 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.06, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Hill-rom Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,508 1,387 1,470 1,592 1,634
Diluted EPS ($) 1.07 -6.47 1.97 2.09 1.94

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 ($) in millions 406.50 431.60 428.40 425.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 0.63 0.39 0.37

Past Performance:
Hill-rom Holdings has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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