Hanger, Inc. ( HNGR Quick Quote HNGR - Free Report) is slated to report first-quarter 2020 results on May 7, after the closing bell. Q1 Estimates
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for first-quarter revenues is pegged at $242 million, suggesting growth of 2.5% from the prior-year quarter.
The same for earnings per share stands at a loss of 34 cents. Notably, the company had reported a loss of 16 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
Key Factors to Note
Hanger’s first-quarter performance is likely to reflect strong performance of its Patient Care segment, which might have benefited from growth in same clinic revenues. The company’s buyouts of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) clinics during 2019 and late 2018 are likely to have contributed to the segment’s top line.
Within the patient care segment, prosthetics and orthotics revenues are likely to have aided Hanger’s performance in the to-be-reported quarter. However, orthotics’ strong revenues might be offset owing to dampened growth in shoes and inserts.
Moreover, revenues of the company’s Products & Services segment are likely to have suffered a setback in the to-be-reported quarter. This can be attributed to Hanger’s decision to stop distributing certain orthotics products of lower margins to podiatrists. Decline in revenues from therapeutic solutions may to have dented segmental revenues in the to-be-reported quarter.
Furthermore, higher corporate expenses and technology-related costs are likely to have adversely impacted Hanger’s performance in the to-be-reported quarter. The first quarter being the lowest one for top line growth, seasonality is likely to have kept the company’s revenues under pressure in the to-be-reported quarter.
Earnings Surprise History
The company has a trailing four-quarter negative earnings surprise of 34.76%, on average.
What Our Quantitative Model Predicts
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Hanger this time around. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here. Earnings ESP: Hanger has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. Zacks Rank: Hanger carries a Zacks Rank #3. You can see . the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here Other Stocks to Consider
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