Altria Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Altria Group (NYSE:MO) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products, including cigars and pipe tobacco. Altria holds an interest in a brewery company.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Altria Group Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.53 per share on revenues of $4.04 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.84.
Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.63 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.39, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Altria Group has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||19,360||23,560||24,360||23,800||24,620|
|Diluted EPS ($)||2.36||1.54||1.87||1.64||2.06|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||6,129||5,647||6,487||6,242||6,242|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.41||0.48||0.60||0.32||0.66|
Altria Group has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)