Orient-Express Hotels Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Orient-express Hotels (NYSE:OEH) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. owns and operates luxury hotels, tourist trains, a river cruise ship, and restaurants. The Company’s properties include Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy, Reid’s Palace in Madeira, Portugal, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the 21 Club in New York City, in the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Orient-express Hotels Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.13 per share on revenues of $108.51 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 $0.19 to a profit $0.16. 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 Orient-express Hotels has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 502.84 450.91 469.60 554.74 545.42
Diluted EPS ($) -0.61 -1.01 -0.69 -0.86 -0.07

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 ($) in millions 119.96 108.85 161.71 159.98 121.37
Diluted EPS ($) -0.2739 -0.15 0.11 0.17 -0.2030

Past Performance:
Orient-express Hotels 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)