Citizens Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Citizens (NYSE:CIA) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Citizens, Inc. operates primarily as an insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including life and health and property and casualty insurance.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Citizens Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.02 per share on revenues of $49.33 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 72.42.
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 $0.03 to a profit $0.02. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.09, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Citizens has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||146.67||188.98||190.32||194.16||202.76|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.35||0.306||0.30||0.17||0.09|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||52.46||46.90||49.60||52.18||54.07|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.0340||0.03||0.01||0.06||-0.0060|
Citizens has beat analyst estimates 1 time 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] wallstcheatsheet.com)