ATA Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

ATA (NASDAQ:ATAI) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 29th. ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services. The Company also provides career-oriented, test-based educational programs and test preparation solutions.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ata Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.15 per share on revenues of $6.44 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.33.

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 $0.02 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.07, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 32 36 46 56
Diluted EPS ($) 0.20 -0.23 0.14 0.38

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

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 9.60 13.89 7.44 28.80
Diluted EPS ($) 0.02 0.04 -0.06 0.24

Past Performance:
Ata has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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