Horace Mann Educators Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, April 24th. Horace Mann Educators Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty insurance, retirement annuities, and life insurance. Horace Mann markets its products primarily to educators and other employees of public schools and their families.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Horace Mann Educators Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.51 per share on revenues of $252.61 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 8.69.

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 $0.48 to a profit $0.44. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.95, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Horace Mann Educators has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 834.82 937.43 974.71 998.30 1,011
Diluted EPS ($) 0.27 1.81 1.95 1.70 2.51

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 ($) in millions 247.64 244.62 254.23 256.55 255.42
Diluted EPS ($) 0.81 0.64 0.32 0.78 0.77

Past Performance:
Horace Mann Educators 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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