Equifax Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

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Equifax (NYSE:EFX) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Equifax Inc. brings buyers and sellers together through its information management, transaction processing, direct marketing, and customer relationship management businesses. The company serves the financial services, retail, credit card, telecommunications/utilities, transportation, information technology and healthcare industries and government.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Equifax Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.90 per share on revenues of $576.85 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.80.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.9 to a profit $0.91. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.61, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Equifax has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,936 1,825 1,860 1,960 2,161
Diluted EPS ($) 2.09 1.83 2.11 1.88 2.22

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 535.80 543.90 558.10 566.50
Diluted EPS ($) 0.62 0.64 0.38 0.82

Past Performance:
Equifax has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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

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