American Science & Engineering: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings
American Science & Engineering (NASDAQ:ASEI) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. American Science and Engineering, Inc. provides X-ray detection and imaging products used for the detection of illegal drugs, terrorist explosives, and smuggled goods. The Company’s equipment, purchased by government and commercial clients, utilizes transmission and backscatter X-ray detection to provide differentiation of bombs, drugs, and contraband in camouflaged environments.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to American Science & Engineering Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.66 per share on revenues of $51.64 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 29.79.
Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.57 to a profit $0.62. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.63, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how American Science & Engineering has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||166.73||218.37||242.09||278.58||203.55|
|Diluted EPS ($)||1.87||3.18||3.97||4.63||2.34|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||57.91||39.76||47.34||46.25||50.80|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.84||0.1490||0.47||0.76||0.73|
American Science & Engineering 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)