Federated Investors Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. Federated Investors, Inc. provides investment management products and related financial services. The Company sponsors, markets and provides investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts (which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products).

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Federated Investors Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.40 per share on revenues of $230.35 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.84.

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 $0.47 to a profit $0.43. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.69, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,224 1,176 952 895 946
Diluted EPS ($) 2.22 1.92 1.73 1.45 1.79

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 ($) in millions 232.13 238.47 244.82 227.97
Diluted EPS ($) 0.39 0.54 0.44 0.41

Past Performance:
Federated Investors has beat analyst estimates 2 times 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)