Manpower Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Manpower (NYSE:MAN) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, July 19th. Manpower Inc. provides non-governmental employment services through offices located around the world. The Company’s principal operations include temporary staffing services, contract services, and training and testing of temporary and permanent workers. Manpower provides employment services to a wide variety of customers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Manpower Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.90 per share on revenues of $5.00 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 26.20.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.89 to a profit $0.91. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.39, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 21,553 16,039 18,867 22,006 20,678
Diluted EPS ($) 2.75 -0.12 -3.26 3.04 2.47

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 ($) in millions 5,206.70 5,172.30 5,202.60 4,768.90
Diluted EPS ($) 0.51 0.79 0.68 0.31

Past Performance:
Manpower 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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