LHC Group Earnings: What Investors Should Watch
Lhc Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. LHC Group Inc. provides post-acute healthcare services primarily to Medicare beneficiaries in rural markets in the southern United States. The company provides home-based services through home nursing agencies and hospices and facility-based services through long-term acute care hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lhc Group Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.33 per share on revenues of $164.68 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.63.
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 $0.36 to a profit $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.25, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Lhc Group has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||382.59||531.98||631.57||633.87||637.57|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.69||2.43||2.68||-0.73||1.53|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||157.68||158.76||158.06||158.93||161.83|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.3952||0.42||0.32||0.36||0.4324|
Lhc Group 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)