Copa Holdings Sa: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Copa Holdings Sa (NYSE:CPA) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, May 13th. Copa Holdings SA provides international airline passenger and cargo service. The Company provides scheduled flights to countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Company also has codeshare arrangements with Continental Airlines.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Copa Holdings Sa Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $2.30 per share on revenues of $625.86 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.64.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.61 to a profit $1.63. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $9.42, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Copa Holdings Sa has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,289 1,256 1,415 1,831 2,249
Diluted EPS ($) 2.71 5.67 5.48 6.98 7.35

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

Quarter Sep. 30, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 474.26 543.26 515.84 590.45 599.84
Diluted EPS ($) 1.59 2.16 0.72 2.52 1.95

Past Performance:
Copa Holdings Sa has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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