Kindred Healthcare Beats Expectations but Takes a Step Back Anyway
Kindred Healthcare (NYS: KND) reported earnings on May 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Kindred Healthcare met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue greatly increased, while GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Kindred Healthcare logged revenue of $1.58 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $1.6 billion on the same basis. GAAP-reported sales were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.19 billion.
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 $0.40. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q1 were 36% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 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 33.1%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.2%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.58 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.38.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.3 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.46.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 133 members rating the stock outperform and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Kindred Healthcare 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 Kindred Healthcare is outperform, with an average price target of $11.43.
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