Nu Skin Enterprises Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 2nd. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. is a global direct selling company. The Company distributes premium quality personal care products and nutritional supplements. Nu Skin markets its products in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The Company provides marketing and distribution of technology-based products through Big Planet, Inc.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Nu Skin Enterprises Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.80 per share on revenues of $506.67 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.39.

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 $0.94 to a profit $0.92. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Nu Skin Enterprises has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,248 1,331 1,537 1,744 2,170
Diluted EPS ($) 1.02 1.40 2.11 2.38 3.52

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 ($) in millions 495.30 462.00 593.24 526.18 588.24
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7624 0.74 0.94 0.87 0.9730

Past Performance:
Nu Skin Enterprises 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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