Five Star Quality Care (NYSE: FVE ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 29. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Five Star Quality Care's revenues will grow 6.1% and EPS will shrink -14.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $349.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, Five Star Quality Care reported revenue of $349.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $311.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.06. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q2 were 29% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 45.0%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.20.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 233 members out of 244 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Five Star Quality Care a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Five Star Quality Care is outperform, with an average price target of $4.73.