Compuware Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Compuware (NASDAQ:CPWR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 21st. Compuware Corporation provides software products and information technology(NYSE:IT) solutions. The Company offers a set of integrated solutions for enterprise IT including IT portfolio management, application development, quality assurance and IT service management.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Compuware Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.05 per share on revenues of $239.68 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 34.88.

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 $0.07 to a profit $0.06. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.26, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,230 1,090 892.18 928.93 1,010
Diluted EPS ($) 0.47 0.55 0.60 0.48 0.40

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 ($) in millions 253.06 266.04 226.16 220.60 257.87
Diluted EPS ($) 0.10 0.1158 0.05 0.05 0.12

Past Performance:
Compuware has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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