Giant Interactive Group Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Giant Interactive Group (NYSE:GA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. Giant Interactive Group Inc. develops online games. The Company focuses on multiplayer online, or MMO, games that are played through networked game servers in which players are able to simultaneously connect and interact.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Giant Interactive Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.21 per share on revenues of $92.11 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 11.31.

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 $0.21 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.91, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Giant Interactive Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 234.05 191.26 201.56 284.07 344.87
Diluted EPS ($) 0.6590 0.5383 0.5248 0.6007 0.6619

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Sep. 30, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 71.62 80.68 83.09 86.19 91.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2393 0.1935 0.1982 0.2031 0.0545

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

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