Vca Antech Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Vca Antech (NASDAQ:WOOF) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. VCA Antech, Inc. owns, operates, and manages a network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the United States. The Company also supplies ultrasound and digital radiography equipment to the veterinary industry.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Vca Antech Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.36 per share on revenues of $447.21 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 41.45.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.43 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.49, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Vca Antech has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,277 1,315 1,381 1,485 1,700
Diluted EPS ($) 1.55 1.53 1.27 1.09 0.51

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 ($) in millions 369.00 409.46 438.37 433.61 418.19
Diluted EPS ($) -0.04 0.40 0.39 0.38 -0.66

Past Performance:
Vca Antech has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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