Ctrip.com International: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a consolidator of hotel accommodations and airline tickets in China.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ctrip.com International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.12 per share on revenues of $172.24 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.42.

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 $0.17 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.75, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Ctrip.com International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 233.12 291.62 435.73 554.46 666.49
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4733 0.6854 1.054 1.121 0.7981

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 ($) in millions 146.75 144.44 153.15 29.61 176.50
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2655 0.1760 0.1730 0.0357 0.2208

Past Performance:
Ctrip.com International has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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