Dynamics Research Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Dynamics Research (NASDAQ:DRCO) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Dynamics Research Corporation develops and operates computer and communication-intensive information systems. The Company also provides engineering and management support, and information technology services. Dynamics Research produces precision manufactured components for industrial measurement and control.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dynamics Research Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.12 per share on revenues of $73.42 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 $0.14 to a profit $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.58, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dynamics Research has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 236.80 268.66 272.06 322.60 316.97
Diluted EPS ($) -0.13 1.04 1.26 1.12 -2.34

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 ($) in millions 88.22 85.87 80.83 76.77 73.50
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3931 0.17 -0.59 -1.99 0.0622

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

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