Universal Health Services
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Universal Health Services's revenues will expand 7.1% and EPS will expand 3.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.05 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.16.
Last quarter, Universal Health Services reported revenue of $2.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.79 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.22. 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 preceding 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.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.49.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 119 members out of 129 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 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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