Prudential Financial Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Prudential Financial, Inc. provides financial services throughout the United States and several locations worldwide. The Company offers a variety of products and services, including life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pension and retirement related services and administration, asset management, securities brokerage, real estate brokerage, and relocation services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Prudential Financial Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.89 per share on revenues of $12.42 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 61.93.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $1.95 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $7.87, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Prudential Financial has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 29,220 32,570 38,220 49,030 84,820
Diluted EPS ($) -2.53 7.63 5.32 6.99 0.94

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 ($) in millions 11,680 9,623 16,140 13,140 45,910
Diluted EPS ($) 1.305 -2.09 4.64 -1.41 -0.3113

Past Performance:
Prudential Financial has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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