Kforce Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Kforce (NASDAQ:KFRC) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Kforce Inc. is a full-service, professional staffing firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions for organizations and career management for individuals. The Company specializes in the areas of information technology, finance and accounting, human resources, engineering, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, legal, and scientific. Kforce operates in North America.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kforce Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.11 per share on revenues of $272.27 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 $0.28 to a profit $0.26. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 997.02 910.14 886.66 1,005 1,082
Diluted EPS ($) -2.13 0.33 0.51 0.70 -0.38

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 ($) in millions 259.34 268.35 274.13 270.16 269.84
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1986 0.12 -0.90 0.26 0.1744

Past Performance:
Kforce 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)