Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS ) 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 Universal Health Services's revenues will grow 1.8% and EPS will grow 5.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.19.
Last quarter, Universal Health Services tallied revenue of $1.76 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.66 billion.
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 $1.00. GAAP EPS of $1.38 for Q4 were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.98 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 38.8%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.9%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 118 members out of 127 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Universal Health Services a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Universal Health Services is outperform, with an average price target of $51.28.
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