CH Robinson Worldwide Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

CH Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. provides multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions. The Company operates a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. C.H. Robinson provides a variety of logistics services, such as fresh produce sourcing and freight consolidation.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ch Robinson Worldwide Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.69 per share on revenues of $2.98 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.05.

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 $0.81 to a profit $0.78. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.06, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ch Robinson Worldwide has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 8,579 7,577 9,274 10,340 11,360
Diluted EPS ($) 2.08 2.13 2.33 2.62 3.67

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 ($) in millions 2,568 2,552 2,956 2,880 2,971
Diluted EPS ($) 0.6672 0.65 0.71 0.72 1.586

Past Performance:
Ch Robinson Worldwide has beat analyst estimates time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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