Can Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Beat These Numbers?

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Feb 14, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 19. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's revenues will wither -5.4% and EPS will wither -16.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $367.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions logged revenue of $360.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $363.7 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.23. GAAP EPS of $0.05 for Q3 were 50% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 43.5%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.6%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead


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The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.46 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.71.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 435 members out of 464 rating the stock outperform, and 29 members rating it underperform. Among 116 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give Allscripts Healthcare Solutions a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is outperform, with an average price target of $11.68.

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