SAIC Earnings: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

SAIC (NYSE:SAI) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, March 26th. SAIC, Inc. provides scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions in such areas as national security, intelligence and homeland defense.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to SAIC Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.52 per share on revenues of $2.71 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.62.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.32 to a profit $0.31. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.52, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 8,926 10,070 10,580 10,920 10,590
Diluted EPS ($) 0.98 1.09 1.23 1.64 0.18

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

Quarter Oct. 31, 2011 Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,790 2,513 2,782 2,848 2,870
Diluted EPS ($) -0.27 -0.41 0.35 0.32 0.33

Past Performance:
SAIC has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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