EHealth Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

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EHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. eHealth, Inc. sells health insurance over the Internet. The Company serves individuals, families, and small businesses.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ehealth Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.08 per share on revenues of $38.99 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 71.88.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.06 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.41, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ehealth has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 112 135 160 152 155
Diluted EPS ($) 0.55 0.61 0.73 0.31 0.34

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 35.51 37.59 45.31 43.21
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.01 0.11 0.11

Past Performance:
Ehealth has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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