Elong Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Elong (NASDAQ:LONG) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, August 14th. eLong Inc. is an independent travel service company with a national presence across the Peoples’ Republic of China. The Company uses Web-based distribution technologies and a 24-hour nationwide call center to provide consumers with travel information, and the ability to access hotel reservations at discounted rates at hotels in major cities across the country.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Elong Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.08 per share on revenues of $40.53 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 $0.12 to a loss $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.11, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 48 52 73 93 119
Diluted EPS ($) -0.45 0.12 0.12 0.20 0.00

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 29.13 31.39 33.51 35.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.08 -0.16 0.02 0.01

Past Performance:
Elong 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)