Lifepoint Hospitals Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $0.76 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.78 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 175.15% to $1.05 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.76 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.66. It beat the average revenue estimate of $863.49 million.

Quoting Management: William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer of LifePoint Hospitals, said, “In the fourth quarter, LifePoint delivered improved volumes, good cost controls, strong cash flow from operations and earnings at the top end of our revised guidance range. We are identifying new opportunities to purchase hospitals that we believe will complement our strategy to develop regional integrated health systems. Our balanced approach to capital deployment has allowed us to create value for shareholders, and we look forward to the opportunities ahead in 2013.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 28.38% from $820.2 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 26.67% from $0.60 in the previous quarter.

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