Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, April 25th. Analysts expect Vocera Communications to post earnings of ($0.39) per share for the quarter.
Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18. The company had revenue of $48.88 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.82 million. Vocera Communications had a negative return on equity of 3.26% and a negative net margin of 5.39%. Vocera Communications’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Vocera Communications to post $0 EPS for the current fiscal year and $0 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Vocera Communications stock opened at $29.05 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $902.28 million, a P/E ratio of -170.88 and a beta of 0.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 4.49 and a quick ratio of 4.42. Vocera Communications has a one year low of $22.96 and a one year high of $42.60.
A number of research firms recently commented on VCRA. ValuEngine cut Vocera Communications from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. Guggenheim began coverage on Vocera Communications in a research report on Wednesday, April 17th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vocera Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 1st. Dougherty & Co cut Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Citigroup cut Vocera Communications from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.00.
In other Vocera Communications news, Director Sharon O’keefe sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.32, for a total transaction of $125,280.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Justin Spencer sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.31, for a total value of $151,550.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 158,567 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,806,165.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 86,035 shares of company stock valued at $2,825,033 in the last three months. 4.90% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Vocera Communications
Vocera Communications, Inc provides secure, integrated, and intelligent communication and workflow solutions that empowers mobile workers in healthcare, hospitality, energy, and other mission-critical mobile work environments in the United States and internationally. The company's communication solution could be integrated with other clinical systems, including electronic health records, nurse call systems, and patient monitoring, as well as to provide critical data, alerts, alarms, and clinical context that enable workflow.
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