Lockheed Martin Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 23rd. Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security company that primarily researches, designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates advanced technology products and services. The Company’s businesses span space, telecommunications, electronics, information and services, aeronautics, energy, and systems integration. Lockheed Martin operates worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lockheed Martin Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $2.03 per share on revenues of $10.32 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.37.

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 $2.09 to a profit $2.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $8.93, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 41,370 43,870 45,670 46,500 47,180
Diluted EPS ($) 7.86 7.64 7.81 7.81 8.36

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 ($) in millions 12,210 11,290 11,920 11,870 12,100
Diluted EPS ($) 2.07 2.03 2.38 2.21 1.74

Past Performance:
Lockheed Martin 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)

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