Ventas Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Ventas Inc. (NYSE:VTR) 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.

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Ventas Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 13.19% to $1.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.91 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 17.74% to $684.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ventas Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.03 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.00. It beat the average revenue estimate of $660.67 million.

Quoting Management: “We are pleased to report that we have sustained excellent results, delivering consistent superior performance to stakeholders,” Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro said. “Our high-quality and diverse portfolio, our team and our accretive investments all contributed to outstanding FFO and same-store property NOI growth, as well as the increase in our 2013 dividend,” she added. “Our powerful platform, financial strength and liquidity have built a company with an enterprise value exceeding $31 billion that produced total return to shareholders of more than 22 percent year to date and 888 percent over the last decade. We are excited about our future opportunities.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 5.01% from $652.24 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 4.04% from $0.99 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.00 to a profit $1.01. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $4.02 to a profit of $4.05 over the last ninety days.

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

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