National American University Holdings Inc First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

National American University Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NAUH) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. National American University is the provider of post-secondary education primarily focused on the needs of working adults and other non-traditional students. It provides Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree and diploma programs.

National American University Holdings Inc Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 8 cents per share, a rise of 60% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 9 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 8 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 57 cents per share, a rise of 50% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported net income of 9 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 12 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported profit of 14 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $25.5 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 10.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $120.7 million for the year, a rise of 13% from last year’s revenue of $106.8 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. In fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, revenue rose 10.1% to $28.1 million while the figure rose 17.5% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier and 18.8% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL), Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NASDAQ:COCO), DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE), Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO), American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI), Education Management Corp (NASDAQ:EDMC), Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI), Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA), and Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (NASDAQ:LINC).

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.61 (-26.5%) from $9.85 to $7.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 21, 2011 and June 29, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 17% (+$1.37) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 9, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 9.2% (-69 cents) over that span. Shares are down 2 cents (-0.3%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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