CH Robinson Worldwide Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component CH Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. CH Robinson Worldwide is a third party logistics company which provides freight transportation and logistics solutions to a variety of clients.

CH Robinson Worldwide Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 70 cents per share, a rise of 4.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6.5% versus last year to $2.79.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported profit of 72 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 73 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of 71 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 11.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $2.87 billion.

Analyst Ratings: There are mostly holds on the stock with 14 of 23 analysts surveyed giving that rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 1.7% to $116.3 million (72 cents a share) from $114.3 million (70 cents a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 6.9% to $2.88 billion from $2.69 billion.