Robert Half International Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Robert Half International offers specialized staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Robert Half International Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 41 cents per share, a rise of 36.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. 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 49% versus last year to $1.55.

Last quarter, the company came in at net income of 41 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 39 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 3 cents.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 30.5% to $57.7 million (41 cents a share) from $44.2 million (31 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.9% to $1.03 billion from $984.7 million.

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