CA Technologies Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. CA, Inc. designs, develops, markets, licenses, and supports standardized computer software products. The Company’s products are used with mainframe computers and in client/server environments. CA offers various enterprise systems management, information management, and business applications solutions to a variety of organizations.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ca Technologies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.55 per share on revenues of $1.14 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.62.

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 $0.62 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.42, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,277 4,271 4,227 4,429 4,814
Diluted EPS ($) 0.93 1.29 1.47 1.61 1.93

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 ($) in millions 1,263 1,188 1,145 1,152 1,195
Diluted EPS ($) 0.54 0.4499 0.51 0.48 0.55

Past Performance:
Ca Technologies 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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