Descartes Systems Group Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 30th. The Descartes Systems Group Inc. provides inter-enterprise software for the execution of supply-chain management, especially for delivery-intensive companies. The Company’s products allow users to share and process information via the Internet. Descartes licenses software to customers worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Descartes Systems Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.15 per share on revenues of $33.77 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 42.24.

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 $0.13 to a profit $0.16. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.6, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Descartes Systems Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 66 74 99 114 127
Diluted EPS ($) 0.38 0.25 0.18 0.19 0.25

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 29.86 30.54 32.69 33.80
Diluted EPS ($) 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.12

Past Performance:
Descartes Systems Group has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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