Imperva Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. Imperva Inc. develops protection software and services for databases and business applications. The Company offers data security, monitoring, and web application security to the energy, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, retail, and e-commerce industries. Imperva offers their products and services around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Imperva Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.10 per share on revenues of $27.50 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 $0.05 to a profit $0.02. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.19, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 39.34 55.38 78.30 104.24
Diluted EPS ($) -2.46 -1.34 -0.32

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 ($) in millions 23.32 21.52 24.55 26.34 31.82
Diluted EPS ($) -0.1018 -0.15 -0.07 -0.08 -0.0307

Past Performance:
Imperva 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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