Main Street Capital Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 9th. Main Street Capital Corp is a specialty investment company. The Company provides customized debt and equity financing to lower middle market companies that operate in diverse industries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Main Street Capital Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.49 per share on revenues of $25.89 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 8.29.

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 $0.52 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.06, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Main Street Capital has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 17.30 16.00 36.51 66.24 90.52
Diluted EPS ($) 1.20 1.19 2.38 2.76 3.53

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 ($) in millions 19.65 20.56 20.84 22.95 26.16
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7938 0.89 0.35 1.01 0.7578

Past Performance:
Main Street Capital 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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