Brookdale Senior Living
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Brookdale Senior Living beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP loss per share grew.
Margins shrank across the board.
Brookdale Senior Living tallied revenue of $699.7 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $682.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 -$0.11. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.07 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.20 for Q4 against -$0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.5%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.6%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.0%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $686.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.01.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 116 members out of 143 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 51 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Brookdale Senior Living a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Brookdale Senior Living is outperform, with an average price target of $26.63.
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