Perfect World Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Perfect World Co. (NASDAQ:PWRD) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 28th. Perfect World Co Limited develops and operates online games. The Company primarily develops 3D gaming technologies.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Perfect World Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $2.38 per share on revenues of $605.81 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 6.96.

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 $2.99 to a profit $1.72. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $9.41, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Perfect World Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 211 314 374 474 445
Diluted EPS ($) 1.60 2.82 2.41 3.06 1.79

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

Quarter Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 114.09 106.47 110.71 109.13
Diluted EPS ($) 0.69 0.51 0.28 0.29

Past Performance:
Perfect World Co. has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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