Comscore: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Comscore (NASDAQ:SCOR) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. 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 $-0.06 per share on revenues of $67.03 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 profit of $0.01 to a loss $0.01. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.09, 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 ($) in millions 117 128 175 232 255
Diluted EPS ($) 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 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 60.29 64.27 68.35 68.85
Diluted EPS ($) -0.20 -0.09 -0.05 -0.06

Past Performance:
Comscore has missed analyst estimates 3 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)