Eastern Insurance Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Eastern Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ:EIHI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc., through a subsidiary, offers group life and health insurance.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Eastern Insurance Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.30 per share on revenues of $45.18 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.12.

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 $0.28 to a profit $0.3. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.25, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Eastern Insurance Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 131.20 103.24 117.62 137.96 168.07
Diluted EPS ($) -1.90 0.91 -1.07 0.96 1.32

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 ($) in millions 37.87 39.54 38.78 43.69 46.06
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3678 0.37 0.17 0.36 0.4303

Past Performance:
Eastern Insurance Holdings 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)