Expeditors International Of Washington Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Expeditors International Of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics company. The Company provides air and ocean freight forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, marine insurance, distribution, and other international logistics services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Expeditors International Of Washington Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.40 per share on revenues of $1.41 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 22.64.

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 $0.46 to a profit $0.44. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.8, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Expeditors International Of Washington has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,634 0.00 5,968 6,150 5,981
Diluted EPS ($) 1.37 1.59 1.79 1.57

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 ($) in millions 1,502 1,411 1,505 1,532 1,533
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4338 0.36 0.39 0.42 0.4029

Past Performance:
Expeditors International Of Washington has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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