PriceSmart Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Down Now

PriceSmart Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 1.78%.

PriceSmart Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 17.31% to $0.61 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.52 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 12.81% to $571.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: PriceSmart Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.61 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.64. It beat the average revenue estimate of $568.33 million.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from the management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 5.88% from $607.41 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 25.61% from $0.82 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.68 to a profit $0.66. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.78, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)