Symetra Financial Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

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Symetra Financial (NYSE:SYA) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Symetra Financial Corporation offers group health, retirement, life insurance, and employee benefits.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Symetra Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.33 per share on revenues of $515.14 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.18.

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 $0.35 to a profit $0.37. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.44, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Symetra Financial has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,451 1,714 1,879 1,999 2,101
Diluted EPS ($) 0.20 1.15 1.48 1.45 1.49

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 ($) in millions 508.40 529.00 520.80 557.10
Diluted EPS ($) 0.32 0.40 0.22 0.48

Past Performance:
Symetra Financial has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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

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