Body Central Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Body Central (NASDAQ:BODY) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Body Central Corp. is a multi-channel, specialty retailer. The Company operates speciality stores as well as has catalog sales and and e-commerce website. Body Central targets women in their late teens and twenties from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Company sells tops, dresses, bottoms, jewelry, accessories and shoes.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Body Central Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.17 per share on revenues of $85.32 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.60.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.18 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.65, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 191.82 198.83 243.36 296.50 310.96
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.73 1.22 0.73

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 ($) in millions 80.74 82.68 79.36 67.92 81.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3643 0.36 0.21 0.01 0.1474

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

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