After beating estimates last quarter by 2 cents, Universal Health Realty (NYSE: UHT) has set the standard for itself. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday. Universal Health Realty Income Trust invests in health care and human service related facilities including acute care hospitals, behavioral healthcare facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute facilities, surgery centers, and childcare centers.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold? Analysts don't like Universal Health Realty as much as competitor LTC Properties overall. Five out of seven analysts rate LTC Properties a buy compared to zero of one for Universal Health Realty.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 65 cents per share.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly backing the stock with 100% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All Stars with 93% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Universal Health Realty, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 31 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Universal Health Realty's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Universal Health Realty's income has fallen year over year by an average of 13.8%. Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows net margins over the past four quarters.






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