Anntaylor Stores Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Anntaylor Stores (NYSE:ANN) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, August 23rd. AnnTaylor Stores Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary, retails women’s apparel, shoes, and accessories primarily under the Ann Taylor brand name. The Company operates throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Anntaylor Stores Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.65 per share on revenues of $639.38 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.16.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.89 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.14, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 2,195 1,829 1,980 2,212 2,376
Diluted EPS ($) -5.82 -0.32 1.24 1.64 2.10

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 ($) in millions 594.87 612.55 607.68 574.51
Diluted EPS ($) 0.63 0.84 0.05 0.44

Past Performance:
Anntaylor Stores has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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