Universal Health Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Universal Health Services beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share shrank.
Margins dropped across the board.
Universal Health Services chalked up revenue of $2.08 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $2.01 billion 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 $1.22. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.19 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.22 for Q1 were 8.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.13 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.21 for Q1 were 7.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.31 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 39.6%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.3%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.96 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.78 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.46.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 118 members out of 127 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Universal Health Services a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Universal Health Services is outperform, with an average price target of $67.84.
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