NCI Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. NCI, Inc. designs, installs and maintains information technology systems and networks for government agencies. The Company offers network engineering, information assurance, systems development and integration, and enterprise systems management services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Nci Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.08 per share on revenues of $81.92 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 $0.08 to a profit $0.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.21, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 390.60 468.91 581.34 558.26 368.39
Diluted EPS ($) 1.25 1.61 1.72 0.95 -6.51

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 ($) in millions 114.83 99.08 91.19 88.47 89.66
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0091 0.12 0.11 -4.17 -2.679

Past Performance:
Nci 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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