Vanguard Health Systems Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Down Now

Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VHS) 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 down 0.14%.

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Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 3.7% to $0.26 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.27 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 5.33% to $1.5 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.26 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.24. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.58 billion.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from the management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 0.99% from $1.51 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 85.71% from $0.14 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 $0.23 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.84 to a profit of $0.79 over the last ninety days.

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