Sap Ag Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Sap Ag (NYSE:SAP) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 18th. SAP AG is a multinational software company. The Company develops business software, including e-business and enterprise management software, consults on organizational usage of its applications software, and provides training services. SAP markets its products and services worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sap Ag Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.76 per share on revenues of $4.25 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.69.

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 $0.84 to a profit $0.82. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.47, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 17,016 14,883 16,551 19,824 20,863
Diluted EPS ($) 2.33 2.12 2.08 3.76 3.16

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 ($) in millions 4,718.53 5,113.13 6,696.18 4,700.02
Diluted EPS ($) 0.67 0.67 1.23 0.57

Past Performance:
Sap Ag has beat analyst estimates time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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