Corinthian Colleges Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Corinthian Colleges (NASDAQ:COCO) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is a private, for-profit post-secondary education company operating in the United States. The Company currently operates colleges in various states. Corinthian offers a variety of degrees and diploma programs in the healthcare, electronics, and business fields.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Corinthian Colleges Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.05 per share on revenues of $406.24 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 $0.08 to a profit $0.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.22, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,069 1,308 1,756 1,784 1,605
Diluted EPS ($) 0.25 0.79 1.65 -1.30 -0.12

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 ($) in millions 392.11 424.06 362.68 408.56 409.72
Diluted EPS ($) 0.02 0.05 -0.0762 0.02 0.00

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

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