Capella Education Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, July 23rd. Capella Education Company is an online post-secondary education services company. The Company offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programs through their subsidiary.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Capella Education Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.66 per share on revenues of $102.66 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.49.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.4 to a profit $0.41. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.53, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 272 335 426 430 422
Diluted EPS ($) 1.66 2.51 3.64 3.40 2.76

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 106.18 99.31 107.00 105.24
Diluted EPS ($) 0.85 0.39 0.68 0.70

Past Performance:
Capella Education 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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