Cardtronics Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Cardtronics, Inc. operates a network of automated teller machines, with service representatives in every major United States market.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cardtronics Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.38 per share on revenues of $200.75 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 29.27.

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 $0.43 to a profit $0.42. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.76, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 493.01 493.35 532.08 624.58 780.45
Diluted EPS ($) -1.84 0.13 0.96 1.58 0.96

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 ($) in millions 174.18 191.04 192.02 199.03 198.36
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1880 0.22 0.21 0.28 0.2537

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)