Coinstar Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Coinstar (NASDAQ:CSTR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Coinstar, Inc. owns and operates vending machines and offers financial services. The Company rents movies on DVD from vending machines; operates coin counting machines; and offers global money transfers and prepaid debit/credit cards.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Coinstar Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.84 per share on revenues of $579.41 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.62.

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 $1.27 to a profit $1.23. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.1, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 650.08 1,033 1,436 1,845 2,202
Diluted EPS ($) 0.50 1.76 1.57 3.26 4.67

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 ($) in millions 520.45 568.18 532.22 537.56 564.08
Diluted EPS ($)

Past Performance:
Coinstar 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)

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