Capital One Financial Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 18th. Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified bank. The Bank, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients both domestically and internationally. Capital One has bank locations in Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Capital One Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.70 per share on revenues of $5.53 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.26.

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 $1.67 to a profit $1.66. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $6.62, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Capital One Financial has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 17,856 15,951 19,067 18,525 23,771
Diluted EPS ($) -0.21 0.75 6.01 6.80 6.16

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 ($) in millions 5,055.00 6,390.00 6,211.00 5,551.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.16 2.01 1.41 1.79

Past Performance:
Capital One Financial has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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