HCA Holdings tops 2Q earnings and revenue expectations



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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $507 million.

On a per-share basis, the Nashville, Tennessee-based company said it had net income of $1.18. Earnings, adjusted to extinguish debt and for non-recurring costs, came to $1.37 per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.35 per share.

The hospital operator posted revenue of $9.9 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.83 billion.

HCA expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.90 to $5.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $39 billion to $40 billion.

HCA shares have climbed 28 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 43 percent in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap ) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on HCA at http://www.zacks.com/ap/HCA

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