Express Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Express (NYSE:EXPR) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 30th. Express, Inc. operates specialty retail apparel stores throughout the United States that target women and men between 20 and 30 years old. The Company offers apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of their lifestyles including work, casual and going-out occasions. Express operates stores throughout the United States and retails online.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Express Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.36 per share on revenues of $498.21 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.25.

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 $0.2 to a profit $0.14. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.52, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,737 1,721 1,906 2,073 2,148
Diluted EPS ($) NA 1.00 1.48 1.58 1.60

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 ($) in millions 495.95 454.88 468.53 728.71
Diluted EPS ($) 0.47 0.18 0.20 0.75

Past Performance:
Express 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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