Swift Transportation Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Swift Transportation Co. provides transportation and logistics services. The Company offers dry van, dedicated, temperature controlled, flat bed, cross border, and intermodal transport services. Swift also provides customs brokerage services. Swift serves customers throughout the United States and Mexico.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Swift Transportation Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.29 per share on revenues of $907.33 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.82.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.29 to a profit $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.15, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,400 2,571 2,930 3,334 3,493
Diluted EPS ($) NA -1.91 -1.98 0.65 0.82

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 872.58 871.09 922.62 856.79
Diluted EPS ($) 0.24 0.20 0.34 0.17

Past Performance:
Swift Transportation has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

“E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our successful CHEAT SHEET investing framework. Don’t waste another minute – click here to discover our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now!

(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)