K12 Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

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K12 (NYSE:LRN) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. K12 Inc. is a technology-based education company. The Company offers proprietary curriculum, software and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to K12 Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.23 per share on revenues of $212.85 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 43.66.

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 $0.09 to a profit $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.69, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how K12 has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 226.24 315.57 384.47 522.43 708.41
Diluted EPS ($) 1.10 0.42 0.71 0.37 0.45

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 ($) in millions 166.50 178.18 170.40 221.10 206.03
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.18 0.0501 0.11 0.24

Past Performance:
K12 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)

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