Life Time Fitness Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. LIFE TIME FITNESS, Inc. operates sports, fitness, and recreation centers in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas. The Company offers fitness centers, personal training services, LifeSpa services, LifeCafe nutritional food and beverage services, “Experience Life” magazine, corporate wellness programs, athletic events, and other services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Life Time Fitness Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.79 per share on revenues of $307.20 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.73.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.83 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.92, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Life Time Fitness has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 770 837 913 1,014 1,127
Diluted EPS ($) 1.83 1.82 2.00 2.26 2.66

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 288.30 294.87 275.32 290.75
Diluted EPS ($) 0.73 0.77 0.56 0.67

Past Performance:
Life Time Fitness 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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