Bridgeline Digital Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 15th. Bridgeline Digital Inc. develops web application management software and interactive business technology solutions that help organizations optimize business processes. The Company is headquartered near Boston with additional locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Washington, D.C., and Bangalore, India.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bridgeline Digital Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.03 per share on revenues of $6.33 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 $0.01. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.07, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 21.30 23.90 23.56 26.27 26.30
Diluted EPS ($) -1.09 0.07 -0.03 -0.06 -0.07

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 ($) in millions 6.52 6.67 6.37 6.74 6.19
Diluted EPS ($) -0.04 -0.01 -0.02 -0.0027 -0.04

Past Performance:
Bridgeline Digital has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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