Chemed sees 2019 adjusted EPS $12.65-$12.85, consensus $12.54
Revenue growth for VITAS in 2019, prior to Medicare Cap, is estimated to be in the range of 5.5% to 6.0%. Admissions are estimated to expand approximately 3.0% to 4.0% and Average Daily Census in 2019 is estimated to expand approximately 4.0% to 5.0%. Full-year Adjusted EBITDA margin, prior to Medicare Cap, is estimated to be 15.9%. The company cis urrently estimating $10 million for Medicare Cap billing limitations in 2019. Roto-Rooter is forecasted to achieve full-year 2019 revenue growth of 9.0% to 10.0%. This revenue estimate is based upon increased job pricing of approximately 2%, continued growth in core plumbing and drain cleaning services as well as continued but slowing revenue growth from water restoration services. Roto-Rooter's Adjusted EBITDA margin for 2019 is estimated at 23.7%.