Lamar Advertising Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ:LAMR) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 8th. Lamar Advertising Company owns and operates outdoor advertising structures in the United States. The Company provides poster and bulletin displays, as well as logo signs. Lamar also operates tourism signage franchises in the United States and Canada.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lamar Advertising Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.03 per share on revenues of $283.80 million.

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 $0.2 to a profit $0.22. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.61, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,198 1,056 1,092 1,133 1,183
Diluted EPS ($) 0.02 -0.64 -0.44 0.09 0.10

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 ($) in millions 288.24 266.24 304.87 306.29 305.50
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0674 -0.25 0.15 0.12 0.0758

Past Performance:
Lamar Advertising has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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