Watch Kinetic Concepts' (NYSE: KCI) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fourth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 26. Kinetic Concepts is a global medical technology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of therapies and products for the wound care, regenerative medicine, and therapeutic support system markets.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Kinetic Concepts with eight of 11 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Kinetic Concepts as much as competitor Hill-Rom Holdings overall. Four out of nine analysts rate Hill-Rom Holdings a buy compared to two of 11 for Kinetic Concepts. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $516.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 3.8% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.24 per share. Estimates range from $1.10 to $1.29.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 99.7% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All Stars, with 96.5% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Kinetic Concepts and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 227 posts in the past 30 days. Kinetic Concepts has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Kinetic Concepts' profit has risen year over year by an average of 12.7%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight 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 gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters:






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