Gladstone Investment Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, May 20th. Gladstone Investment Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company invests primarily in subordinated loans, mezzanine debt, preferred stock and warrants to purchase common stock of small and mid-sized companies in connection with acquisitions, changes in control, and recapitalizations. Gladstone also invests in senior secured loans and equities.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Gladstone Investment Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.15 per share on revenues of $7.11 million.

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 $0.16 to a profit $0.15. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.61, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Gladstone Investment has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 27.89 25.81 20.78 26.06 21.24
Diluted EPS ($) -0.06 -0.53 -0.50 0.74 0.99

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 ($) in millions 5.17 5.78 5.91 6.97 7.18
Diluted EPS ($) 0.25 -0.0186 -0.13 -0.02 0.18

Past Performance:
Gladstone Investment has beat analyst estimates time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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