Monster Worldwide Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. Monster Worldwide, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers help wanted advertisements over the Internet. The Company charges employers and human resource professionals to post and search advertisements, and allows job seekers to search job postings and post their resumes free of charge. Monster also operates websites that connect companies to highly targeted audiences.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Monster Worldwide Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.08 per share on revenues of $210.47 million.

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 $0.1 to a profit $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.37, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,344 905.14 874.92 993.64 890.39
Diluted EPS ($) 1.03 0.16 -0.27 0.43 -2.27

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 ($) in millions 232.40 246.08 237.00 221.71 208.42
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0889 0.03 0.04 -1.75 -0.6574

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

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