Orbitz Worldwide Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. offers travel services over the Internet. The Company’s website offers air, hotel, vacation package, car rental, cruise, travel insurance, ground transportation, event ticket, and tour bookings.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Orbitz Worldwide Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.06 per share on revenues of $198.09 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.09 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.28, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 870.00 737.65 757.49 766.82 778.80
Diluted EPS ($) -3.58 -4.01 -0.58 -0.36 -2.86

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 ($) in millions 177.15 189.78 200.98 198.30 189.74
Diluted EPS ($) -0.4439 -0.06 0.04 0.14 -2.962

Past Performance:
Orbitz 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)