Citigroup Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Citigroup (NYSE:C) will report earnings before markets open on Monday, April 15th. Citigroup Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company that provides a broad range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers around the world. The Company’s services include investment banking, retail brokerage, corporate banking, and cash management products and services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Citigroup Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.18 per share on revenues of $20.17 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.85.

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 $1.14 to a profit $1.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.61, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 104,350 108,190 111,700 102,590 90,710
Diluted EPS ($) -56.30 -7.99 3.54 3.63 2.44

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 ($) in millions 22,890 25,000 24,080 18,970 22,660
Diluted EPS ($) 0.32 0.95 0.95 0.15 0.39

Past Performance:
Citigroup 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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