National Financial Partners Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

National Financial Partners (NYSE:NFP) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. National Financial Partners Corporation is an independent distributor of financial services products to high-net worth individuals and small to medium-sized companies.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to National Financial Partners Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.55 per share on revenues of $268.87 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 35.63.

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 $0.61 to a profit $0.58. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.43, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how National Financial Partners has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,150 948.28 981.92 1,013 1,062
Diluted EPS ($) 0.21 -12.02 0.96 0.84 0.71

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 ($) in millions 289.16 254.13 255.44 252.04 300.14
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2657 0.13 0.12 0.00 0.4521

Past Performance:
National Financial Partners 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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