L-3 Communications Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?
L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE:LLL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. is a prime system contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems, and government services. The Company’s customers include the DoD, aerospace prime contractors, and commercial telecommunications customers.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to L-3 Communications Holdings Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.94 per share on revenues of $3.04 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 9.66.
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 $1.87 to a profit $1.93. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $8.2, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how L-3 Communications Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||14,900||15,620||13,390||13,160||13,150|
|Diluted EPS ($)||7.59||7.61||8.25||9.03||8.30|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||2,490||3,588||3,558||3,283||2,717|
|Diluted EPS ($)||2.68||2.01||2.08||1.97||2.24|
L-3 Communications Holdings has beat analyst estimates 4 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)