Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE:HOT) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. owns, manages, and franchises luxury and upscale hotels throughout the world. The Company also develops and operates vacation interval ownership resorts.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.53 per share on revenues of $1.47 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.70.

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 $0.73 to a profit $0.72. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.66, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 5,754 4,696 5,071 5,624 6,321
Diluted EPS ($) 1.77 0.41 2.51 2.51 2.86

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 ($) in millions 1,531 1,715 1,618 1,455 1,533
Diluted EPS ($) 0.8564 0.65 0.62 0.87 0.7208

Past Performance:
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 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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