Automatic Data Processing Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is a global provider of business outsourcing solutions. The Company’s services include a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions. Automatic Data also provides solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Automatic Data Processing Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.98 per share on revenues of $3.11 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.42.

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 $0.58 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.9, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Automatic Data Processing has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 8,776 8,838 8,928 9,880 10,670
Diluted EPS ($) 2.34 2.63 2.40 2.52 2.82

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 ($) in millions 2,571 2,923 2,637 2,638 2,748
Diluted EPS ($) 0.76 0.92 0.5266 0.63 0.80

Past Performance:
Automatic Data Processing has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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