Federated Investors Inc. First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Federated Investors provides investment management products and related financial services, including money market, equity and fixed-income investments.

Federated Investors, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 39 cents per share, a decline of 9.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 38 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 5.8% compared to last year’s $1.65.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported net income of 36 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 39 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported profit of 37 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a decline of 7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $222.2 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Federated Investors with five of nine analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit fell 20.4% to $36.9 million (36 cents a share) from $46.4 million (46 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 12.3% to $218.9 million from $249.6 million.

Key Stats:

With this earnings announcement, the company will be looking to break a streak of declines on the top line. Revenue fell 1.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year and 13.7% in the third quarter before falling again in the fourth quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between January 25, 2012 and April 20, 2012, the stock price rose $2.31 (12.6%), from $18.30 to $20.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 28, 2011 and January 10, 2012, when shares rose for nine straight days, increasing 19.9% (+$2.85) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 3, 2011 and November 14, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 12.5% (-$2.39) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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