Stantec: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Stantec (NYSE:STN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 9th. Stantec Inc. is an engineering, architecture, and related professional services enterprise. The Company provides a broad range of consulting, project delivery, design build, and technology capabilities to private and public sector clients, across North America and internationally.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Stantec Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.62 per share on revenues of $411.10 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.20.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.77 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.93, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,115 1,441 1,226 1,351 1,565
Diluted EPS ($) 0.5197 1.157 2.060 0.2744 2.654

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 ($) in millions 341.27 372.22 383.79 405.96 392.86
Diluted EPS ($) -1.419 0.5520 0.6483 0.7546 0.6789

Past Performance:
Stantec 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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