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.

Ventas Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.99 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.89 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 22.49% to $660.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ventas Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.99 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.97. It beat the average revenue estimate of $644.71 million.

Quoting Management: “Ventas had another outstanding year of internal and external growth, execution of our long-term strategy and performance, delivering over 22 percent total returns to shareholders and producing record cash flows,” Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Debra A. Cafaro said. “Working collaboratively, our team harnessed the power of our scale and platform to make $2.7 billion in accretive private pay investments, raise capital efficiently and manage our assets to drive strong growth in 2012. For more than a dozen years, Ventas has fulfilled its commitments with consistent superior performance and a strong financial profile, sustaining excellence throughout our Company,” she added.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 1.49% from $650.99 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 3.13% from $0.96 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $3.74 to a profit of $3.76 over the last ninety days.

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