Grand Canyon Education Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. provides online post secondary education services. The Company offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in disciplines of education, business, and healthcare.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Grand Canyon Education Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.39 per share on revenues of $137.92 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.03.

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 $0.39 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.72, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Grand Canyon Education has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 161.31 261.90 385.62 426.74 511.26
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.60 0.76 1.12 1.53

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 ($) in millions 113.00 117.13 119.26 133.57 141.30
Diluted EPS ($) 0.3440 0.32 0.35 0.41 0.4611

Past Performance:
Grand Canyon Education 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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