Sapient Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Sapient (NASDAQ:SAPE) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 9th. Sapient Corporation provides integrated management consulting services, Internet commerce solutions, and systems implementation services. The Company’s services include design and development of Internet commerce solutions, implementation and integration of packaged software solutions, design and development of custom software solutions, and production support.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sapient Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $297.21 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.02.

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 $0.14 to a profit $0.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.54, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 687.49 666.68 863.52 1,062 1,162
Diluted EPS ($) 0.48 0.66 0.31 0.51 0.46

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 ($) in millions 273.21 269.40 289.10 299.27 304.02
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1891 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.1391

Past Performance:
Sapient has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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