PC Connection Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

PC Connection (NASDAQ:PCCC) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 2nd. PC Connection, Inc. is a direct marketer of brand-name personal computers and related peripherals, software, accessories, and networking products. The Company sells to small and medium-sized businesses. PC Connection carries high turnover products in inventory, and in addition provides customer service and technical support.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Pc Connection Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.22 per share on revenues of $505.64 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.35.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.34 to a profit $0.35. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.32, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,754 1,570 1,974 2,103 2,159
Diluted EPS ($) 0.39 -0.05 0.85 1.07 1.24

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 ($) in millions 553.16 498.76 542.57 561.29 556.25
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2790 0.21 0.33 0.37 0.3336

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