Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings (NYSE:CRM) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 23rd., Inc. provides software on demand. The Company supplies a customer relationship management service to businesses worldwide providing a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run business applications. Clients use to manage their customer, sales and operational data.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.10 per share on revenues of $887.08 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.12 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.49, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,077 1,306 1,657 2,267 3,050
Diluted EPS ($) 0.09 0.16 0.12 -0.02 -0.48

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 695.47 731.65 788.40 834.68
Diluted EPS ($) -0.04 -0.02 -0.39 -0.04

Past Performance: 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]

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