Itt Educational Services Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Itt Educational Services (NYSE:ESI) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The Company’s institutes offer associate, bachelor, and master degree programs, as well as non-degree diploma programs.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Itt Educational Services Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.90 per share on revenues of $273.00 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 5.76.

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 $0.75 to a profit $0.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.97, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Itt Educational Services has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,015 1,319 1,597 1,500 1,287
Diluted EPS ($) 5.17 7.91 11.17 11.13 5.85

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 329.83 314.75 300.84 287.71
Diluted EPS ($) 1.96 1.83 -0.41 1.33

Past Performance:
Itt Educational Services 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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