Healthcare Services Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Healthcare Services Group beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Margins contracted across the board.
Healthcare Services Group notched revenue of $260.6 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $255.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $208.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.13. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.15 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q1 were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 12.7%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.7%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $257.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.69.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 252 members out of 270 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 68 give Healthcare Services Group a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Healthcare Services Group is outperform, with an average price target of $20.67.
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