Hms Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Hms Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, April 26th. HMS Holdings Corporation provides proprietary information management and data processing products and services. The Company furnishes these products to hospitals and health care providers, government health service agencies, payers or purchasers of health care, and companies serving the health care industry.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Hms Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.18 per share on revenues of $123.83 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 41.54.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.24 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.97, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 184.50 229.24 302.87 363.83 473.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2667 0.36 0.47 0.55 0.57

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 ($) in millions 99.67 107.31 120.07 113.22 133.10
Diluted EPS ($) 0.13 0.08 0.15 0.12 0.22

Past Performance:
Hms Holdings 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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