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Acadia Healthcare Q4 Earnings Preview

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On Wednesday, Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ: ACHC) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.

Earnings and Revenue

Based on management's projections, Acadia Healthcare analysts model for earnings of 54 cents per share on sales of $710.79 million.

In the same quarter last year, Acadia Healthcare reported EPS of 59 cents per share on revenue of $702.88 million. The Wall Street estimate would represent a 8.47 percent decline in the company's earnings. Revenue would be up 1.12 percent from the year-ago period.

Here's how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.66 0.65 0.46 0.55
EPS Actual 0.58 0.66 0.46 0.59

 

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are down -13.36 percent. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders won't be happy going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Analysts have adjusted their estimates lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on Acadia Healthcare stock is a Neutral. The validity of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

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