CDI Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

CDI (NYSE:CDI) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. CDI Corp. provides staffing and outsourcing services to Fortune 500 customers. The Company provides customized technical, information technology, professional, and administrative staffing and outsourcing solutions. CDI has operations around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cdi Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.23 per share on revenues of $271.75 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.69.

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 $0.25 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.04, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,119 884.95 926.29 1,060 1,105
Diluted EPS ($) 0.97 -1.05 -0.57 0.77 0.97

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 ($) in millions 267.95 280.63 274.40 279.39 270.54
Diluted EPS ($) -0.0343 0.20 0.25 0.27 0.2530

Past Performance:
Cdi 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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