Watch Bio-Reference Laboratories' (NAS: BRLI) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the third consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, Feb. 23. Bio-Reference Labs is engaged in providing clinical laboratory testing services, mainly to customers in the greater New York metropolitan area as well as to customers in a number of other states.
What analysts say:
Buy, sell, or hold?: Half of analysts think investors should stand pat on Bio-Reference Laboratories while the remaining half rate the stock as a buy. Analysts don't like Bio-Reference Laboratories as much as competitor MEDTOX Scientific overall. Two out of two analysts rate MEDTOX Scientific a buy compared to two out of four for Bio-Reference Laboratories. Bio-Reference Laboratories' rating hasn't changed over the past three months.
Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $143.1 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 17.6% from the year-ago quarter.
Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.21 per share. Estimates range from $0.20 to $0.21.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 99% granting it an outperform rating. The greater community backs the All-Stars, as 94.8% give it a rating of outperform. Fools feel positively about Bio-Reference Laboratories, though the message boards have been quiet lately, with only one post in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Bio-Reference Laboratories' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Bio-Reference Laboratories' profit has risen year over year by an average of 45.6% over the past five quarters.
Now let's get some insight into how efficient management is at running the business. Margins are a representation of how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. Bio-Reference Laboratories' net margins, which reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit, have been rising year over year for the last four quarters. Here are Bio-Reference Laboratories' reported margins for the last four quarters:
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