China Distance Education Holdings Limited Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE:DL) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 21st. China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. offers a range of online and test preparation courses and other related services and products. The Company’s courses are designed to help professionals and participants obtain and maintain skills, licenses, certifications necessary to pursue careers in China in the areas of accounting, law, healthcare, construction engineering, IT, and others.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to China Distance Education Holdings Limited Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.02 per share on revenues of $13.08 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.44.

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 $0.07 to a profit $0.09. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.34, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how China Distance Education Holdings Limited has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 17.57 30.12 32.58 41.56 52.10
Diluted EPS ($) -0.20 0.04 -0.04 -0.12 0.24

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 ($) in millions 9.90 12.34 13.13 16.74 13.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.012 0.084 0.04 0.108 0.044

Past Performance:
China Distance Education Holdings Limited has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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