AMERIGROUP Beats Estimates But Has a Big Earnings Drop
AMERIGROUP (NYS: AGP) reported earnings on May 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), AMERIGROUP missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
AMERIGROUP reported revenue of $1.77 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $1.81 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.54 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 $0.64. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.57 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q1 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.37 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 15.1%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.7%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.15 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.78.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $8.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.02.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AMERIGROUP is outperform, with an average price target of $79.63.
The healthcare investing landscape is littered with also-rans and a few major winners. Is AMERIGROUP prepared for the future? Read "Discover the Next Rule-Breaking Multibagger" to learn about a company David Gardner believes will deliver amazing returns during the next few years. Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add AMERIGROUP to My Watchlist.
At the time this article was published Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of AMERIGROUP. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.