AMN Healthcare Services Earnings Preview

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AMN Healthcare Services (NYS: AHS) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, March 7. AMN Healthcare Services is a health-care staffing company that recruits and places physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals nationally and internationally on a temporary or permanent basis at health-care facilities throughout the United States.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on AMN Healthcare Services. Analysts like AMN Healthcare Services better than competitor Cross Country Healthcare overall. Zero out of six analysts rate Cross Country Healthcare a buy compared to two out of six for AMN Healthcare Services. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $227.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 3.1% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings Eepectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.04 per share. Estimates range from $0.03 to $0.05.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly supporting the stock, with 96.9% granting it an outperform rating. The greater community is in line with the All-Stars, as 95.6% give it a rating of outperform. AMN Healthcare Services has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.

Management:
Now, a look at how efficient management has been at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. AMN Healthcare Services' net margins, which reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit, have been rising year over year for the last four quarters. Here are AMN Healthcare Services' reported margins for the last four quarters: 

QuarterQ3Q2Q1Q4
Gross Margin28.4%27.7%29.6%28.1%
Operating Margin(8.4%)3.5%4.6%0.6%
Net Margin(11.1%)0.3%1.0%(0.7%)

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