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A Preview Of Humana's Q4 Earnings

On Wednesday, February 5, Humana (NYSE: HUM) will release its latest earnings report. Decipher the announcement with Benzinga's help. Earnings and Revenue Humana EPS will likely be near $2.20 while revenue will be around $16.19 billion, according to analys

Benzinga · 02/04/2020 18:10

On Wednesday, February 5, Humana (NYSE: HUM) will release its latest earnings report. Decipher the announcement with Benzinga's help.

Earnings and Revenue

Humana EPS will likely be near $2.20 while revenue will be around $16.19 billion, according to analysts.

Humana reported a profit of $2.65 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $14.17 billion. The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 16.98% decrease for the company. Revenue would be up 14.27% on a year-over-year basis. Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

QuarterQ3 2019Q2 2019Q1 2019Q4 2018
EPS Estimate4.5805.3004.2902.53
EPS Actual5.0306.0504.4802.65

Stock Performance

For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 8.75%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably relaxed going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Analyst estimates are adjusted lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on Humana stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

Humana is scheduled to hold a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET and can be accessed here: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/4v24c37z