Compuware Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Compuware provides software products and professional services that improve the performance of information technology organizations.

Compuware Corporation Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 11 cents per share, a rise of 10% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 14 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 11 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 5% compared to last year’s 38 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by one cent, coming in at net income of 5 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 6 cents. The company topped expectations in the first quarter.

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A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit fell 53.3% to $10.6 million (5 cents a share) from $22.7 million (10 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 15.4% to $220.6 million from $260.7 million.

Here’s how Compuware traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week: