Liquidity Services Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. Liquidity Services Inc. provides full service solutions to market and sell surplus assets and wholesale goods.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Liquidity Services Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.48 per share on revenues of $140.65 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.53.

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 $0.64 to a profit $0.56. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.97, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 263.94 236.28 273.02 327.38 475.30
Diluted EPS ($) 0.41 0.21 0.44 0.29 1.47

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 ($) in millions 106.03 125.72 121.27 122.28 122.20
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 0.57 0.45 0.1691 0.20

Past Performance:
Liquidity 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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