FTI Consulting: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. FTI Consulting, Inc. provides forensic and litigation consulting, corporate finance, economic consulting and technology services. The Company offers services designed to help companies address critical issues and improve performance before encountering disputes or financial difficulties.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Fti Consulting Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.50 per share on revenues of $400.90 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.63 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.49, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,293 1,400 1,401 1,567 1,577
Diluted EPS ($) 2.26 2.70 1.38 2.39 -0.92

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 ($) in millions 390.71 395.23 396.24 386.06 399.34
Diluted EPS ($) 0.9301 0.43 0.18 0.55 -2.151

Past Performance:
Fti Consulting 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)