CMS Energy Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. CMS Energy Corporation is an energy company operating primarily in Michigan. The Company, through its subsidiaries provides electricity and/or natural gas to its customers in Michigan. CMS Energy also invests in and operates non-utility power generation plants in the United States and abroad.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Cms Energy Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.35 per share on revenues of $1.42 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.74.

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 $0.62 to a profit $0.58. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.65, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 6,821 6,205 6,432 6,503 6,253
Diluted EPS ($) 1.23 0.91 1.28 1.58 1.42

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,333.00 1,507.00 1,670.00 1,979.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 0.55 0.25 0.53

Past Performance:
Cms Energy 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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