J2 Global Communications Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

J2 Global Communications (NASDAQ:JCOM) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. j2 Global Communications, Inc. provides Internet-based messaging and communications services to individuals and businesses throughout the world. The Company’s global network covers cities in various countries and spans North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. j2 enables customers to manage their communications through the Web, phone, or wireless device.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to J2 Global Communications Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $114.92 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.17.

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 $0.65 to a profit $0.67. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.78, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how J2 Global Communications has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 241.51 245.57 255.39 330.16 371.40
Diluted EPS ($) 1.58 1.48 1.81 2.43 2.61

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 ($) in millions 85.07 86.65 89.46 93.25 102.03
Diluted EPS ($) 0.6316 0.60 0.67 0.69 0.6648

Past Performance:
J2 Global Communications 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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