Scansource Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Scansource (NASDAQ:SCSC) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 22nd. ScanSource, Inc. is a value-added wholesale distributor of specialty technology products to the reseller market. The Company provides automatic identification and point-of-sale products, as well as telephony and computer telephony integration products. ScanSource distributes its products in the United States and internationally.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Scansource Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.61 per share on revenues of $724.15 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.59.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.69 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.43, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,848 2,115 2,667 3,015
Diluted EPS ($) 1.79 1.82 2.70 2.68

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 ($) in millions 754.47 733.60 747.72 682.97
Diluted EPS ($) 0.71 0.63 0.59 0.50

Past Performance:
Scansource has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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