Cae Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Cae (NYSE:CAE) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 16th. CAE, Inc. provides simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training services for civil aviation and defense customers worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cae Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.18 per share on revenues of $593.42 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.57.

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 $0.19 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.69, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,393 1,317 1,498 1,674 1,828
Diluted EPS ($) 0.5869 0.6260 0.5496 0.6364 0.7025

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 ($) in millions 444.09 508.53 464.58 524.52 524.88
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1764 0.2065 0.0774 0.1428 0.1508

Past Performance:
Cae 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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