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Earnings Outlook For Amedisys

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Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) announces its next round of earnings this Wednesday, April 28. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Wednesday's Q1 earnings announcement.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, And Earnings Per Share?

Earnings and especially earnings per share (EPS) are useful measures of a company's profitability. Total earnings, which is also referred to as net income, equals total revenue minus total expenses. EPS equals to net income divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Earnings And Revenue

Based on Amedisys management projections, analysts predict EPS of $1.43 on revenue of $544.86 million. In the same quarter last year, Amedisys posted EPS of $1.05 on sales of $491.69 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Wall Street analysts who study this company will publish analyst estimates of revenue and EPS. The averages of all analyst EPS and revenue estimates are called the "consensus estimates"; these consensus estimates can have a significant effect on a company's performance during an earnings release. When a company posts earnings or revenue above or below a consensus estimate, it has posted an "earnings surprise", which can really move a stock depending on the difference between actual and estimated values.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, earnings would be up 36.19%. Sales would be up 10.81% from the year-ago period. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate 1.47 1.28 0.81 0.97
EPS Actual 1.49 2.24 1.34 1.05
Revenue Estimate 553.37 M 533.18 M 469.13 M 505.46 M
Revenue Actual 550.71 M 544.07 M 485.06 M 491.69 M

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Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 51.37%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Amedisys is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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