Swift Transportation: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

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Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 22nd. 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 $0.17 per share on revenues of $866.55 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.33.

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 $0.26 to a profit $0.3. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.13, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,400 2,571 2,930 3,334 3,493
Diluted EPS ($) -2.44 -7.25 -1.98 0.65 0.82

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 ($) in millions 860.72 826.88 872.58 871.09 922.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.27 0.04 0.24 0.20 0.34

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.

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

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