Natus Medical Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Like These Results

Natus Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:BABY) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 5.86%.

Natus Medical Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 75% to $0.21 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.12 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 34.9% to $82.3 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Natus Medical Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.21 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.14. It missed the average revenue estimate of $83.45 million.

Quoting Management: “I am very pleased with both our record second quarter non-GAAP earnings and gross profit margin that increased to 60% from 57% last year,” said Jim Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “As we previously announced, weakness in international markets, particularly Europe and to a lesser extent Latin America, led to a second quarter revenue shortfall from the guidance we issued earlier in the quarter. This shortfall was in both our newborn and neurodiagnostic product categories. Domestic revenue was within our expectations.”

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Revenue decreased 4.11% from $85.83 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 40% from $0.15 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.22 to a profit $0.18. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.83 to a profit of $0.76 over the last ninety days.

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