CME Group Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. CME Group provides risk management and investment services to customers, including professional traders, financial institutions, investors, corporations, manufacturers, and governments.

CME Group Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of 63 cents per share, a decline of 11.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 66 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 63 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.03 per share, a decline of 11.1% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting net income of 70 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had profit of 89 cents.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 31% to $218 million (66 cents a share) from $316.1 million ($4.74 a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue fell 19.8% to $683.2 million from $851.7 million.