LCA-Vision Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

LCA-Vision (NASDAQ:LCAV) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. LCA-Vision Inc. develops and operates stand-alone laser vision correction centers throughout the United States and Canada. The Company’s centers are supported by its network of credentialed ophthalmologists and optometrists who perform laser vision correction procedures, pre-procedure evaluations, and post-procedure follow-ups.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lca-vision Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.06 per share on revenues of $28.16 million.

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 loss of $0.16 to a loss $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.32, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Lca-vision has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 205.18 129.21 99.82 102.98 101.49
Diluted EPS ($) -0.36 -1.79 -1.10 -0.33 -0.45

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 ($) in millions 24.49 36.14 25.15 20.01 20.20
Diluted EPS ($) -0.0876 0.20 -0.17 -0.19 -0.2956

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

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