America’s Car-Mart Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 23rd. America’s Car-Mart, Inc, sells and finances the sale of used automobiles and trucks. The Company operates its dealerships primarily in small cities and rural locations throughout the South-Central United States and provides financing for substantially all of its customers. Car-Mart’s customers are principally consumers with limited or damaged credit histories.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to America’s Car-mart Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.93 per share on revenues of $119.20 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.13.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.82 to a profit $0.86. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.36, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how America’s Car-mart has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 299 339 379 430
Diluted EPS ($) 1.52 2.27 2.54 3.24

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 113.48 110.00 110.22 118.92
Diluted EPS ($) 0.97 0.83 0.76 0.84

Past Performance:
America’s Car-mart has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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