Lorillard Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Lorillard (NYSE:LO) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes. The Company produces cigarettes for both the premium and discount segments of the domestic cigarette market for sale to distributors and retailers in the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Lorillard Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.80 per share on revenues of $1.28 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.01.

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 $0.8 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.12, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,204 5,233 5,932 6,466 6,623
Diluted EPS ($) 1.72 1.92 2.26 2.66 2.81

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 ($) in millions 2,257.00 1,661.00 1,704.00 1,577.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.72 0.72 0.80 0.86

Past Performance:
Lorillard has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)