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What: Shares of medical product maker MedAssets
So what: Revenue grew 50% to $143.7 million and adjusted earnings per share increased a penny to $0.26 per share. Analysts were only expecting revenue of $137.6 million and earnings per share of $0.17, so the results crushed what the "experts" thought.
Now what: When you take out the acquisition of Broadlane, the results aren't quite as eye-popping with adjusted revenue increasing only 2.5%. Nevertheless, beating expectations is always a welcome sight, and with shares trading at just 11 times forward earnings estimates, it looks like there's plenty of upside. MedAssets has now beaten estimates the last three quarters, and I think shares have more room to run.
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