RPX Corp Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. RPX Corporation offers patent risk management services. The Company acquires patent assets against which its clients may be accused of infringing, and licenses the patents to their clients. RPX does not initiate patent infringement lawsuits.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Rpx Corp Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.29 per share on revenues of $60.10 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.02.

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 $0.22 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.96, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 32.82 94.87 154.04 197.69
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.57 0.74

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 ($) in millions 42.41 43.85 55.24 47.04 51.56
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1375 0.15 0.25 0.14 0.1939

Past Performance:
Rpx Corp has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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