Pepco Holdings Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Pepco Holdings, Inc. is a diversified energy company. The Company primarily distributes, transmits, and supplies electricity and supplies natural gas to customers in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Pepco Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.24 per share on revenues of $1.45 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.18.

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 $0.26 to a profit $0.24. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.14, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Pepco Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 10,700 7,402 7,039 5,951 5,081
Diluted EPS ($) 1.47 1.06 0.14 1.14 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 ($) in millions 1,253 1,292 1,179 1,476 1,134
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0841 0.30 0.27 0.49 0.1845

Past Performance:
Pepco Holdings has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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