Please note that the earnings this quarter include a $400,000 maintenance hiccup. Without that expense we would have seen an 18 cent report. These extra expenses happen from time to time. Air Methods has come a long way for earnings to grow nicely in the face of this extra expense.
I also have questions about the products division. Management has set aggressive growth goals which have not yet begun to be realized.
With the exceptional weather in q1, the seasonal factor is less important this year.
Last quarter my guess was too low and this quarter too high. All in all a very good 6 months!!
Still on track for a $BUCK$ for 2003?? I think so. (that's earnings / share after tax) It's pretty early to go out that far but with organic growth and the RMH inclusion and maybe even something from the product people I think that's a good target at this time.