Five Star Quality Care (NYSE: FVE ) reported earnings on Feb. 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Five Star Quality Care beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, net margins shrank.
Five Star Quality Care booked revenue of $359.1 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $336.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $321.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.07. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q4 were 94% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.09 per share. (The prior-year quarter included $0.05 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 41.4%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.5%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.0%, 1,630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $343.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.30.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 234 members out of 247 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 49 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 $6.80.
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