IPC The Hospitalist Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

IPC The Hospitalist Company (NASDAQ:IPCM) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. IPC The Hospitalist Co provides physician practice management solutions. The Company’s services include staffed hospitalist programs and outsourced services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ipc The Hospitalist Company Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.54 per share on revenues of $149.55 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 26.02.

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 $0.52 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.21, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ipc The Hospitalist Company has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 251 311 0 457 523
Diluted EPS ($) 0.87 1.14 1.46 1.74 1.92

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 ($) in millions 128.47 127.65 137.57 153.09
Diluted EPS ($) 0.46 0.46 0.50 0.61

Past Performance:
Ipc The Hospitalist Company 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)