IPC The Hospitalist (NAS: IPCM) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 25. 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 IPC The Hospitalist's revenues will expand 16.4% and EPS will grow 17.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $149.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Last quarter, IPC The Hospitalist reported revenue of $153.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $129.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.61. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q1 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 26.8%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.5%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $608.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.21.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 72 members out of 75 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 18 give IPC The Hospitalist a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on IPC The Hospitalist is hold, with an average price target of $43.30.
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