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Cerner Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

October 26, 2012 | About:
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Cerner Corp. (CERN) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-09-29.

Cerner Corporation has a market cap of $12.06 billion; its shares were traded at around $77.4 with a P/E ratio of 34.4 and P/S ratio of 5.5. Cerner Corporation had an annual average earning growth of 17.3% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Cerner Corporation the business predictability rank of 4-star.

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New business bookings, which reflects the value of executed contracts for software, hardware, professional services and managed services, was $769.9 million in the third quarter of 2012, which was an increase of 18% compared to $650.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. Revenues for the third quarter of 2012 increased 18% to $676.5 million compared to $571.6 million in the year-ago quarter. The year-over-year increase in revenue reflects ongoing demand related to “meaningful use” incentives that we believe are increasing the focus of health care providers on improving the efficiency and quality of health care through the use of information technology and related services. In addition, demand for DeviceWorks and Cerner ITWorks solutions is contributing to growth.

Third quarter 2012 net earnings increased 25% to $98.9 million compared to $78.8 million in the third quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share increased 24% to $0.56 compared to $0.45 in the third quarter of 2011. Third quarter 2012 and 2011 net earnings and diluted earnings per share reflect the impact of stock-based compensation expense. The effect of these expenses reduced the third quarter 2012 net earnings and diluted earnings per share by $6.3 million and $0.04, respectively, and third quarter 2011 net earnings and diluted earnings per share by $4.6 million and $0.03, respectively.

General and administrative expenses as a percent of total revenues were 6% in the third quarter of 2012, compared to 7% in the same period of 2011. These expenses increased 10% to $42.0 million in the third quarter of 2012 from $38.1 million for the same period in 2011. General and administrative expenses include salaries for corporate, financial and administrative staffs, utilities, communications expenses, professional fees, transaction gains or losses on foreign currency and expense for share-based payments. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily driven by an increase in corporate personnel costs, as we have increased such personnel to support our overall revenue growth.

Sales and client service expenses as a percent of total revenues were 38% in the first nine months of 2012, compared to 40% in the same period of 2011. These expenses increased 18% to $746.1 million in the first nine months of 2012 from $631.7 million in the same period of 2011. The decrease as a percent of revenue reflects ongoing efficiencies in our implementation and operational processes.

General and administrative expenses as a percent of total revenues were 6% in the first nine months of 2012, compared to 7% in the same period of 2011. These expenses increased 8% to $119.9 million in the first nine months of 2012 from $110.6 million for the same period in 2011. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily driven by an increase in corporate personnel costs, as we have increased such personnel to support our overall revenue growth.

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