CBOE Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

CBOE Holdings (NASDAQ:CBOE) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. CBOE Holdings Inc. operates a marketplace for the trading of standardized, listed options on equity securities. The Company is recognized for its role in the trading of options on individual equities, market indexes and exchange-traded funds, their suite of products, their markets and their hybrid trading model.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cboe Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.47 per share on revenues of $139.30 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.87.

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 $0.47 to a profit $0.49. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.9, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 416.78 426.08 437.10 508.14 512.34
Diluted EPS ($) 1.24 1.17 1.03 1.52 1.78

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 ($) in millions 120.21 121.39 132.55 128.32 130.08
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3499 0.37 0.44 0.52 0.4500

Past Performance:
Cboe Holdings has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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