Five Star Quality Care (NYS: FVE) reported earnings on Oct. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Five Star Quality Care missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins increased.
Five Star Quality Care logged revenue of $332.4 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $349.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $321.2 million.
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 $0.33. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.33 for Q3 versus -$0.01 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 43.2%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.6%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.9%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $346.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.20.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 232 members out of 243 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Five Star Quality Care a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Five Star Quality Care is outperform, with an average price target of $5.57.
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