Ameresco: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Ameresco Inc. is an integrated electric energy corporation. The Company supplies a range of energy solutions, including energy cogeneration, hydro electric, and renewable energy facilities.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ameresco Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.03 per share on revenues of $126.67 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.82.

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 $0.13 to a profit $0.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.43, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ameresco has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 395.85 428.52 618.23 728.20 631.17
Diluted EPS ($) 0.00 0.61 0.66 0.75 0.40

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 188.50 146.57 164.10 163.91 156.59
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1593 0.03 0.11 0.15 0.1070

Past Performance:
Ameresco has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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