Lincoln Educational Services Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation provides career-oriented post-secondary education. The Company offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs at its campuses in automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and spa and culinary.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lincoln Educational Services Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.31 per share on revenues of $90.33 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 loss of $0.09 to a loss $0.16. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.05, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Lincoln Educational Services has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 376.91 552.54 604.76 491.82 402.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.78 1.82 2.79 0.79 -1.68

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 ($) in millions 94.76 104.87 100.36 104.14 93.32
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2789 -0.14 -0.93 -0.07 -0.5362

Past Performance:
Lincoln Educational Services 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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