Shutterfly Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Shutterfly, Inc. operates an e-commerce Internet website. The website offers a wide range of photo-related products and services for social expression and personal publishing.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Shutterfly Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.40 per share on revenues of $109.74 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 72.69.

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 loss of $0.3 to a loss $0.35. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.49, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 213.48 246.43 307.71 473.27 640.62
Diluted EPS ($) 0.14 0.22 0.59 0.40 0.61

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 ($) in millions 263.75 91.29 99.02 98.54 351.78
Diluted EPS ($) 0.8118 -0.29 -0.27 -0.29 1.243

Past Performance:
Shutterfly 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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