comScore Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. comScore Inc provides data-based Internet infrastructure services to the Internet electronic economy.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Comscore Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.07 per share on revenues of $66.46 million.

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 loss of $0.04 to a loss $0.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.08, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 117.37 127.74 175.00 232.39 255.19
Diluted EPS ($) 0.83 0.13 -0.05 -0.49 -0.35

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 ($) in millions 62.59 62.28 60.29 64.27 68.35
Diluted EPS ($) -0.0992 -0.01 -0.20 -0.09 -0.0480

Past Performance:
Comscore has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)