Ingram Micro Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Ingram Micro Inc. is a wholesale distributor of Information Technology (“IT”) products and services. The Company also markets computer hardware, networking equipment, and software products. Ingram Micro provides supply chain optimization services to suppliers and reseller customers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ingram Micro Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.43 per share on revenues of $10.11 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 8.77.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.43 to a profit $0.45. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.18, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 34,360 29,520 34,590 36,330 37,830
Diluted EPS ($) -2.37 1.22 1.94 1.53 1.99

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 ($) in millions 9,953 8,635 8,778 9,034 11,380
Diluted EPS ($) 0.67 0.58 0.40 0.35 0.66

Past Performance:
Ingram Micro 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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