Cincinnati Financial Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Cincinnati Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers property and casualty and life insurance. The Company markets a variety of insurance products and provides leasing and financing services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cincinnati Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.64 per share on revenues of $1.06 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.21.

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 $0.35 to a profit $0.41. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.05, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,824 3,903 3,772 3,803 4,111
Diluted EPS ($) 2.62 2.65 2.30 1.01 2.57

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 ($) in millions 955.00 986.00 1,020 1,035 1,070
Diluted EPS ($) 0.82 0.53 0.20 0.68 1.16

Past Performance:
Cincinnati Financial 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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