Consolidated Communications Holdings Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

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Consolidated Communications Holdings (NASDAQ:CNSL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. offers telecommunications services. The Company offers local and long distance telephone, digital telephone, high-speed Internet access, and digital television services to individuals and businesses in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Consolidated Communications Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.13 per share on revenues of $157.01 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 117.45.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.18 to a profit $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.6, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Consolidated Communications Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 418.42 406.17 383.37 374.26 503.46
Diluted EPS ($) 0.42 0.84 1.09 0.88 0.15

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 ($) in millions 93.65 93.36 93.00 157.01 160.08
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2659 0.06 0.09 -0.01 0.0354

Past Performance:
Consolidated Communications Holdings has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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