Maximus Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Maximus (NYSE:MMS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. MAXIMUS, Inc. provides program management and consulting services to state and local governments throughout the United States. The Company’s services are designed to make government operations more efficient and cost effective while improving the quality of the services provided to program beneficiaries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Maximus Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.70 per share on revenues of $311.95 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 33.46.

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 $0.81 to a profit $0.84. 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 Maximus has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 693.66 720.11 831.75 929.63 1,050
Diluted EPS ($) 0.175 1.30 1.96 2.28 2.19

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 ($) in millions 239.60 243.45 266.35 300.74 286.27
Diluted EPS ($) 0.51 0.41 0.59 0.6751 0.61

Past Performance:
Maximus 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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