Senior Housing Properties Trust Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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Senior Housing Properties Trust Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 4.44% to $0.43 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.45 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 30.53% to $189.42 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Senior Housing Properties Trust reported adjusted EPS income of $0.43 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.44. It missed the average revenue estimate of $190.77 million.

Quoting Management:

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Revenue decreased 2.72% from $194.72 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 0% from $0.43 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.45 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.83 to a profit of $1.8 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)