Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (NYSE:KKR) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. KKR & Co. L.P. is a global alternative asset manager. The Company operates private equity funds that take either controlling or strategic minority ownership positions for long-term appreciation; invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds and less liquid credit products; and, on behalf of portfolio companies, arranges equity and debt financing and offers capital market advice.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.81 per share on revenues of $352.91 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 8.71.

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 $0.59 to a profit $0.55. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.49, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 235.18 331.27 435.39 723.62 568.44
Diluted EPS ($) -0.38 1.62 0.01 2.21

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 ($) in millions 209.36 116.31 112.36 162.15 177.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.80 0.58 0.49 0.34

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