Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 22nd. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a specialty retailer that operates stores selling casual apparel, such as knit shirts, graphic t-shirts, jeans, woven shirts and personal care and other accessories for men, women and kids. The Company operates stores in the United States and Canada as well as retails its products over the Internet.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.29 per share on revenues of $1.00 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.88.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.16 to a profit $1.07. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.24, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Abercrombie & Fitch has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 3,540 2,929 3,469 4,158 4,511
Diluted EPS ($) 3.05 0.00 1.67 1.43 2.85

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013 Apr. 30, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 951.41 1,169.65 1,468.53 838.77
Diluted EPS ($) 0.19 0.87 1.95 -0.09

Past Performance:
Abercrombie & Fitch has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)