QAD Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 30th. QAD Inc. provides supply-chain-enabled enterprise resource planning software for mid-range and large multinational manufacturing companies. The Company’s software solutions facilitate global management of resources and information to allow manufacturers to reduce order fulfillment cycle times and inventories, improve operating efficiencies, and measure company performance criteria.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Qad Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.15 per share on revenues of $64.75 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 30.74.

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 $0.18 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.76, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 263 215 220 247 252
Diluted EPS ($) NA 0.03 0.25 0.67 0.42

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 63.71 60.97 61.71 65.79
Diluted EPS ($) 0.12 0.06 0.12 0.13

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

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