Choice Hotels International Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, April 29th. Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises hotel properties. The Company franchises hotels throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, as well as other countries. Choice Hotels’ properties operate under the Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Sleep, Rodeway, Econo Lodge, and MainStay brand names.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Choice Hotels International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.27 per share on revenues of $135.13 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.39.

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 $0.52 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.97, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Choice Hotels International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 641.68 564.18 596.08 638.79 691.51
Diluted EPS ($) 1.59 1.63 1.80 1.85 2.07

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 ($) in millions 165.89 129.17 173.62 210.41 178.31
Diluted EPS ($) 0.42 0.34 0.55 0.76 0.42

Past Performance:
Choice Hotels International 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)