Ryland Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. The Ryland Group, Inc. is a homebuilder and mortgage-related finance firm. The Company’s homebuilding segment specializes in the sale and construction of single-family attached and detached housing. Ryland’s financial services segment provides various mortgage-related products and services for retail customers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ryland Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.63 per share on revenues of $494.64 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 30.74.

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 $0.67 to a profit $0.83. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.79, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,976 1,284 1,064 891 1,308
Diluted EPS ($) -9.33 -3.74 -1.93 -1.14 0.84

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 293.77 358.69 440.14 374.68
Diluted EPS ($) 0.14 0.22 0.55 0.43

Past Performance:
Ryland Group has beat analyst estimates 3 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)