Cerner Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Cerner Corporation is a worldwide supplier of healthcare solutions and services. The Company’s Solutions are designed to optimize clinical and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations ranging from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and for the healthcare commerce system.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cerner Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $708.46 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 40.35.

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 $0.68 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.8, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,676 1,672 1,850 2,203 2,665
Diluted EPS ($) 1.13 1.15 1.39 1.76 2.26

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 ($) in millions 615.63 641.21 637.36 676.48 710.38
Diluted EPS ($) 0.52 0.51 0.56 0.56 0.63

Past Performance:
Cerner 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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