Green Dot Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Green Dot Corp. is a prepaid financial services company that provides money management solutions to a broad base of U.S. consumers. The Company offers general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards in the United States through a network of retail stores throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Green Dot Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.37 per share on revenues of $143.41 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.49.

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 $0.31 to a profit $0.29. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.16, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Green Dot has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 168.13 234.82 363.89 467.40 546.28
Diluted EPS ($) 0.00 0.91 0.98 1.19 1.07

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 ($) in millions 119.67 142.33 136.68 134.35 132.92
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1120 0.39 0.27 0.24 0.1053

Past Performance:
Green Dot 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at]