Dell Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 16th. Dell Inc. offers a wide range of computers and related products. The Company sells personal computers, servers and networking products, storage systems, mobility products, software and peripherals, and services. Dell serves consumers and businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dell Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.35 per share on revenues of $13.52 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 9.98.
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 $0.41 to a profit $0.38. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.53, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Dell has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||61,100||52,900||61,490||62,070||56,940|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.25||0.73||1.35||1.88||1.35|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jan. 31, 2012||Apr. 30, 2012||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012||Jan. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||16,030||14,420||14,480||13,720||14,310|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.4268||0.36||0.42||0.27||0.3030|
Dell has beat analyst estimates 2 times 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)