S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Monday, January 28, 2013. BMC Software is a software vendor offering an extensive portfolio of software solutions, including mainframe, distributed and virtualized systems, applications, databases, and IT process management functions.
BMC Software Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet
Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of 85 cents per share, a rise of 23.2% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 84 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 85 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.86 per share, a rise of 4% from last year.
Last quarter, the company came in at net income of 71 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 70 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the first quarter, it missed forecasts by 13 cents.
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A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit fell 14.7% to $97.8 million (61 cents a share) from $114.7 million (65 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue fell 1.5% to $548.2 million from $556.7 million.
Here’s how BMC Software traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week: