Shenandoah Telecommunications Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Shenandoah Telecommunications Company provides telecommunications services through its subsidiaries. The Company offers integrated, full service telecommunications products and services in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. Shenandoah Telecommunications also holds paging and other radio telecommunications licenses.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Shenandoah Telecommunications Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.17 per share on revenues of $76.04 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.73.

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 profit of $0.15 to a profit $0.19. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.72, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 144.42 160.62 195.21 251.14 288.08
Diluted EPS ($) 1.03 0.64 0.76 0.55 0.68

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 ($) in millions 66.50 68.82 71.38 72.88 75.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1666 0.19 0.23 0.06 0.2018

Past Performance:
Shenandoah Telecommunications has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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