Rentrak Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Rentrak (NASDAQ:RENT) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, June 13th. Rentrak Corporation is an information management company serving the media, entertainment, retail, advertising and manufacturing industries. The Company, through its software suite, collects, manages, analyzes, and reports detailed point-of-sale data. Rentrak also provides home entertainment products to small video rental outlets in the US and Canada.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Rentrak Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.03 per share on revenues of $27.58 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a loss of $0.04 to a loss $0.01. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $1.51, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 95 91 97 91
Diluted EPS ($) 0.49 0.05 -0.07 -0.57

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 ($) in millions 24.60 23.22 22.49 24.95
Diluted EPS ($) -0.41 -0.06 -1.56 -0.15

Past Performance:
Rentrak 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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