FleetCor Technologies Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. FleetCor Technologies Inc. is an independent global provider of specialized payment products and services to commercial fleets, major oil companies and petroleum marketers. The Company serves commercial accounts in countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Fleetcor Technologies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.84 per share on revenues of $182.35 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 29.76.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.87 to a profit $0.93. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.67, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 341.05 354.07 433.84 519.59 707.53
Diluted EPS ($) 1.13 1.34 1.76 2.52

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 ($) in millions 140.16 146.16 171.82 186.93 202.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4495 0.49 0.63 0.69 0.6993

Past Performance:
Fleetcor Technologies has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

“E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our successful CHEAT SHEET investing framework. Don’t waste another minute – click here to discover our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now!

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