Five Star Quality Care (NYSE: FVE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 15. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Five Star Quality Care's revenues will expand 1.2% and EPS will grow 20.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $336.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Last quarter, Five Star Quality Care logged revenue of $332.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $302.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.33. GAAP EPS were $0.33 for Q3 compared to -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 47.1%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.7%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 560 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.21.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 232 members out of 245 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 48 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 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 $5.57.
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