DaVita Inc. (DVA - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.22, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.10. The figure rose 16.2% on a year-over-year basis.
Total revenues in the quarter declined 1.5% year over year to $2.84 billion, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.85 billion.
Second-quarter adjusted operating income totaled $462 million, up 5.5% year over year.
This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company reports through two main segments — Net dialysis and related lab patient service revenues and Other revenues.
Net dialysis and related lab patient service revenues in the second quarter totaled $2.63 billion, up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. Other revenues were $6 million, up 20% from the year-ago quarter’s figure.
Per management, total U.S. dialysis treatments for the second quarter were 7,520,587, or an average of 96,418 treatments per day, representing a per day increase of 2.6% year over year.
Moreover, the company provided dialysis services at 2, 2,971 outpatient dialysis centers, of which 2, 2,723 centers were located in the United States and 248 in nine countries outside the United States.
The company has also gained from calcimimetics. In the quarter under review, DaVita generated operating income of approximately $40 million from calcimimetics.
For investors’ notice, the company has completed the divestment of the DaVita Medical Group (“DMG”) division to Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (UNH - Free Report) for a deal value of $4.34 billion.
DaVita exited the second quarter with operating cash flow of $574 million.
DaVita issued an impressive guidance for 2019.
Notably, the company now expects adjusted operating income between $1.64 billion and $1.70 billion. This reflects a significant increase from the earlier projected range of $1.54 billion to $1.64 billion.
DaVita ended the second quarter on a tepid note. Dialysis services in the United States saw a solid quarter. In fact, dialysis activities ramped up overseas in the quarter. Further, the company is on track to acquire more dialysis centers in the United States. These apart, DaVita has opened additional dialysis centers across the United States. Moreover, a win against the union-backed ballot in California is indicative of bright prospects. The recent divestment of the DMG unit to Optum is likely to clear the company’s debts. An impressive guidance for 2019 is an added positive.
On the flip side, DaVita’s quarterly revenues dropped year over year in the second quarter. The company’s Other business unit has also been seeing softness for a couple of quarters now.
Earnings of Other MedTech Majors at a Glance
Other top-ranked companies, which posted solid results this earnings season, are Stryker Corporation (SYK - Free Report) and Baxter International Inc. (BAX - Free Report) .
Stryker delivered second-quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of $1.98, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.6%. Its revenues of $3.65 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.4%. The company currently carries a Zacks Rank of 2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here..
Baxter delivered second-quarter 2019 adjusted EPS of 89 cents, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 81 cents by 9.9%. Its revenues of $2.84 billion beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.79 billion by 1.9%. The company currently has a Zacks Rank #2.
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