Limited Brands Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?
Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 22nd. Limited Brands, Inc. owns and operates specialty stores throughout the United States. The Company, through its retail stores, offer a wide range of products, including women’s apparel, women’s lingerie, beauty products and accessories, personal care, and home fragrance products. The Company’s stores also offer products via the Internet.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Limited Brands Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.46 per share on revenues of $2.26 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.02.
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 $0.56 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.15, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Limited Brands has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||9,043||8,632||9,613||10,360||10,460|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.65||1.37||2.42||2.70||2.54|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Jan. 31, 2012||Apr. 30, 2012||Jul. 31, 2012||Oct. 31, 2012||Jan. 31, 2013|
|Revenue ($) in millions||3,515||2,154||2,399||2,050||3,856|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.177||0.41||0.49||0.25||1.384|
Limited Brands 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)