$0.97 Earnings Per Share Expected for Encompass Health Corp (NYSE:EHC) This Quarter

Analysts expect that Encompass Health Corp (NYSE:EHC) will announce $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Encompass Health’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.00 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.95. Encompass Health posted earnings per share of $0.99 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, July 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Encompass Health will report full-year earnings of $3.80 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.75 to $3.88. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $3.85 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.57 to $4.00. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Encompass Health.

Encompass Health (NYSE:EHC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.11 billion. Encompass Health had a return on equity of 23.82% and a net margin of 7.14%.

A number of analysts recently commented on EHC shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Encompass Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Barclays upgraded shares of Encompass Health from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $68.00 to $70.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Encompass Health has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $79.50.

Shares of EHC stock traded down $1.22 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $60.99. The company had a trading volume of 15,595 shares, compared to its average volume of 722,488. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $60.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.89. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.79. Encompass Health has a 1-year low of $56.74 and a 1-year high of $82.46.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 15th. Investors of record on Monday, July 1st will be given a $0.27 dividend. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 28th. Encompass Health’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.75%.

Encompass Health Company Profile

Encompass Health Corporation provides facility-based and home-based post-acute healthcare services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Home Health and Hospice. The Inpatient Rehabilitation segment provides specialized rehabilitative treatment on an inpatient and outpatient basis to patients who are recovering from conditions, such as stroke and other neurological disorders, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and amputations.

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