ManpowerGroup Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $5.14 billion in revenue this quarter, a decline of 6.2% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $20.61 billion for the year, a decline of 6.4% from last year’s revenue of $22.01 billion.

Analyst Ratings: There are seven out of 12 analysts surveyed (58.3%) rating ManpowerGroup a buy.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is hoping to use this earnings announcement to snap a string of two-straight quarters of revenue declines. Revenue fell 8.1% in the second quarter and dropped again in the third quarter.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 1.41 last quarter. The current ratio is an indication of a firm’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands and generally, for every dollar the company owes in the short term, it has that figure available in assets that can be converted to cash in the short term. The company improved this liquidity measure from 1.39 in the second quarter to the last quarter driven in part by an increase in current assets. Current assets increased 2.2% to $5.08 billion while liabilities rose by 1.3% to $3.61 billion.

Stocks with improving earnings metrics are worthy of your extra attention. In fact, “E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework for this very reason. Don’t waste another minute — click here and get our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)