GFI Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

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GFI Group (NYSE:GFIG) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services and data and analytics products to institutional clients. The Company specializes in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI provides its services to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments, including complex derivatives.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Gfi Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.06 per share on revenues of $244.41 million.

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 $0.05 to a profit $0.06. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.22, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,016 819 862 1,015 925
Diluted EPS ($) 0.44 0.13 0.20 -0.03 -0.09

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 ($) in millions 237.73 219.39 207.29 244.39
Diluted EPS ($) 0.04 -0.08 -0.10 0.04

Past Performance:
Gfi 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)

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