Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Molina Healthcare's revenues will grow 15.7% and EPS will decrease -35.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.59 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Last quarter, Molina Healthcare recorded revenue of $1.58 billion. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.31 billion.
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 $0.54. GAAP EPS were $0.54 for Q4 against -$0.72 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 19.3%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.04 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.47.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 126 members out of 138 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 38 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Molina Healthcare a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Molina Healthcare is hold, with an average price target of $28.67.
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