Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE: UHT) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Oct. 20. 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 Income Trust as much as competitor LTC Properties overall. Six out of eight analysts rate LTC Properties a buy compared to zero of one for Universal Health Realty Income Trust. Analysts haven't adjusted their rating of Universal Health Realty Income Trust for the past three months.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.62 per share.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 100% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars, with 93.2% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Universal Health Realty Income Trust, 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 Income Trust's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Universal Health Realty Income's income has fallen year over year by an average of 14.5% over the past five quarters. 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. 

Quarter Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3
Net Margin 49.3% 55.4% 54.0% 45.1%
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