Janus Capital Group Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, 2013. Janus Capital Group offers investment management, administration, distribution and related services to individual and institutional investors.

Janus Capital Group Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of 14 cents per share, a decline of 26.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 15 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 14 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 53 cents per share, a decline of 34.6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: For the past three quarters, the company’s quarterly results have come in below analyst’s expectations. Last quarter, the company reported net income of 14 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 15 cents per share.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 8.4% to $25.1 million (14 cents a share) from $27.4 million (15 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue rose 0.7% to $216.4 million from $214.9 million.

Here’s how the Janus Capital Group traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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Analyst Ratings: There are mostly holds on the stock with six of 11 analysts surveyed giving that rating.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $213.4 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 1% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $846.4 million for the year, a decline of 13.8% from last year’s revenue of $981.9 million.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is looking to build on last quarter’s revenue increase, which snapped a string of revenue drops. Revenue fell 27.1% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 15.5% in the first quarter and 23.9% in the second quarter before climbing in the third quarter.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)