Having topped analysts' estimates last quarter by 2 cents per share, Ventas (VTR) is expected to deliver its latest earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

Analysts currently expect Ventas to come in with earnings of 92 cents per share on revenues of $591.9 million. Analysts gave estimates ranging from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 91 cents.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $3.49 per share between June 25, 2012 and July 3, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

With double-digit revenue growth the past four quarters, this earnings release is a chance to keep that positive trend going. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 96.7% over the last four quarters. The company will look to keep the its run of success flowing with earnings announcement, after experiencing income increases the last three quarters. Net income rose 77.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and more than twofold in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Ventas with nine of 14 analysts rating it hold. That rating hasn't budged in three months as the average analyst rating of the stock has remained steady.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 85% to $90.6 million (31 cents a share) from $49 million (30 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose more than twofold to $581.7 million from $270.4 million.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012 before market open

EPS: 92 cents

Revenue Estimate: $591.9 million

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)