LHC Group (NAS: LHCG) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict LHC Group's revenue will compress 0.1% and EPS will decrease 30.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $160.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, LHC Group recorded revenue of $158.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $161.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.44. GAAP EPS of $0.42 were the same as the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 43.4%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $647.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 235 members out of 244 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give LHC Group a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LHC Group is outperform, with an average price target of $19.19.
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