RRSat Global Communications Network: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Rrsat Global Communications Network (NASDAQ:RRST) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd. distributes video and audio programming by satellite. The Company serves television and radio broadcasters.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Rrsat Global Communications Network Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.13 per share on revenues of $30.17 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.03.

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 profit of $0.08 to a profit $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.52, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Rrsat Global Communications Network has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 78.99 93.69 102.03 112.92 113.40
Diluted EPS ($) 0.77 0.67 0.50 0.25 0.48

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 ($) in millions 28.83 27.46 28.07 28.51 29.36
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0903 0.13 0.07 0.14 0.1400

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

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