Signet Jewelers Limited Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, March 28th. Signet Jewelers Ltd. retails jewelry, watches, gifts and accessories. The Company operates in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Signet Jewelers Limited Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $2.09 per share on revenues of $1.49 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.26.

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 $1.1 to a profit $1.12. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.32, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Signet Jewelers Limited has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,665 3,328 3,274 3,437 3,749
Diluted EPS ($) 2.52 -4.72 1.83 2.32 3.73

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

Quarter Oct. 31, 2011 Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 710.50 1,354 900.00 853.90 716.20
Diluted EPS ($) 0.30 1.80 0.96 0.85 0.43

Past Performance:
Signet Jewelers Limited 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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