Stage Stores Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 17th. Stage Stores, Inc. operates retail stores throughout the United States.. The Company’s stores sells products that include apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear for the entire family.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Stage Stores Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.09 per share on revenues of $388.43 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.54.

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 $0.42 to a profit $0.43. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.55, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,516 1,432 1,471 1,512 1,646
Diluted EPS ($) -1.71 0.75 0.99 0.92 1.19

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

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 479.10 365.69 381.62 370.58 527.90
Diluted EPS ($) 1.040 -0.01 0.37 -0.28 1.101

Past Performance:
Stage Stores 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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