Peabody Energy Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, July 23rd. Peabody Energy Corporation mines and markets predominantly low sulfur coal, primarily for use by electric utilities. The Company also trades coal and emission allowances. Peabody owns and operates mines in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, and Australia. The Company also a minority interest in a Venezuelan mine through a joint venture.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Peabody Energy Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.04 per share on revenues of $1.82 billion.

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 $0.14 to a loss $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.18, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 6,593 6,012 6,860 7,974 8,078
Diluted EPS ($) 3.51 1.66 2.86 3.52 -2.19

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,998.20 2,058.80 2,016.90 1,748.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.75 0.16 -3.78 -0.09

Past Performance:
Peabody Energy has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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