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Lincare Holdings Earnings Preview For Monday's Release $LNCR

Lincare Holdings (LNCR) is nearing the of release last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on April 16, 2012. We can review how Lincare Holdings has executed for investors recently.

Who They Are: 

Lincare Holdings Inc. provides oxygen, respiratory, and other chronic therapy services to patients in the home. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Lincare Holdings shares trade an average of 647,000 shares per day and has a marketcap of $2.2 Billion.

Book Value: $10.18
Float Short: 8.22%

What To Expect:

analysts expect an improvement of $0.02 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.51. A beat of $0.53 per share will top the estimated mean earnings.

Recent Stock and Valuation Performance:

The current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 13.2. The forward P/E ratio is 11.21.
Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -5.12%, with a one year change of -17.07%.
When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is -10.08%.

Management has provided an improvement of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $1.85 billion for 2011 vs. $1.67 billion for 2010. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $177.31 million for 2011 vs. $181.57 million for 2010.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $328.11 million for 2011 vs. $334.18 million for 2010.

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