Sears Holdings Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 23rd. Sears Holdings Corporation is a broadline retailer with full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. The Company retails home appliances, as well as tools, lawn and garden products, home electronics, and other products. Sears Holdings also provides automotive repair and maintenance.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sears Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.60 per share on revenues of $8.37 billion.

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 loss of $1.24 to a loss $0.77. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $2.43, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 46,770 44,043 43,326 41,567 39,854
Diluted EPS ($) 0.42 1.99 1.19 -29.40 -8.78

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 9,270.00 9,467.00 8,857.00 12,260.00
Diluted EPS ($) 1.78 -1.25 -4.70 -4.61

Past Performance:
Sears Holdings 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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