Leapfrog Enterprises Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Leapfrog Enterprises (NYSE:LF) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. designs, develops and markets technology-based educational platforms with curriculum interactive software content and stand-alone products. The Company’s products are for sale through retailers, distributors and directly to schools Leapfrog’s products include electronic educational games and learning books.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Leapfrog Enterprises Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.07 per share on revenues of $79.47 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 7.21.

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 loss of $0.12 to a loss $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.65, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 459.06 379.83 432.56 455.14 581.29
Diluted EPS ($) -1.07 -0.04 0.08 0.30 1.24

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 ($) in millions 210.21 72.01 71.48 193.07 244.73
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4714 -0.14 -0.12 0.60 0.8690

Past Performance:
Leapfrog Enterprises 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)