Charles Schwab Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, April 15th. The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a variety of financial services to individual investors, independent investment managers, retirement plans, and institutions. The Company provides its clients with securities brokerage, banking, and related financial services through offices in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Charles Schwab Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $1.27 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.38.

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 $0.18 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.74, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,150 4,193 4,248 4,691 4,883
Diluted EPS ($) 1.05 0.68 0.38 0.70 0.69

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 ($) in millions 1,113 1,189 1,283 1,196 1,215
Diluted EPS ($) 0.12 0.15 0.20 0.19 0.15

Past Performance:
Charles Schwab 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]