Sina Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 16th. SINA Corporation is a global Internet media company operating Chinese-language destination sites. The Company offers a network of branded content and services targeting people of Chinese descent worldwide. offers online news, entertainment, community, and commerce through web sites that are produced and updated by local teams in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and North America.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sina Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.03 per share on revenues of $117.54 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 123.48.

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 profit of $0.17 to a profit $0.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.65, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 369.59 358.57 402.62 482.83 529.33
Diluted EPS ($) 1.33 6.95 -0.31 -4.64 0.47

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 ($) in millions 133.37 106.22 131.60 152.38 139.13
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1405 -0.21 0.49 0.14 0.0352

Past Performance:
Sina 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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