Bona Film Group Ltd Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Bona Film Group Ltd (adr) (NASDAQ:BONA) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 16th. Bona Film Group Limited is an integrated film group. The Company’s activities include film production and distribution as well as film advertising and owning movie theaters. Bona Film Group also operates a talent agency.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bona Film Group Ltd (adr) Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.01 per share on revenues of $54.13 million.

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 $0.01 to a loss $0. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.23, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Bona Film Group Ltd (adr) has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 23.40 38.37 52.82 126.16 142.28
Diluted EPS ($) -0.035 0.135 -0.245 0.24 -0.02

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 ($) in millions 52.65 43.68 20.74 24.64 53.23
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0947 0.02 0.005 0.01 -0.0904

Past Performance:
Bona Film Group Ltd (adr) has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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