Global Sources Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Global Sources (NASDAQ:GSOL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 15th. Global Sources Ltd. creates and facilitates global trade between buyers and suppliers. The Company’s integrated sourcing and marketing solutions enable importers to buy, and exporters to sell, more effectively and profitably. Global Sources aggregates and formats industry-specific supplier and product information, then delivers this content to its buyer community worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Global Sources Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.43 per share on revenues of $58.98 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 7.24.

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 $0.16 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.99, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Global Sources has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 207 175 194 225 232
Diluted EPS ($) 0.51 0.35 0.52 0.83 0.90

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 66.78 59.10 66.94 31.25
Diluted EPS ($) 0.27 0.23 0.31 0.16

Past Performance:
Global Sources has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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