Owens & Minor Earnings Preview
Owens & Minor (NYS: OMI) 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 Monday. Owens & Minor is a distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a health-care supply-chain management company.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Owens & Minor with seven of nine analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Owens & Minor as much as competitor Lincare Holdings overall. Four out of eight analysts rate Lincare Holdings a buy compared to one of nine for Owens & Minor. Analysts' rating of Owens & Minor has stayed constant from three months prior.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $2.16 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 4.9% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.51 per share. Estimates range from $0.48 to $0.52.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 94.3% awarding it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 92.9% assigning it a rating of outperform. Fools are gung-ho about Owens & Minor, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 37 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Owens & Minor, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
Owens & Minor's income has fallen year over year by an average of 9.9% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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