Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts (NASDAQ:SPRT) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 1st. Inc. provides eBusiness infrastructure software. The Company’s software optimizes, automates, and personalizes user support over the Internet. SupportSoft sells its products and services to corporate information technology departments, Internet service providers, application service providers, and support outsourcers.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.05 per share on revenues of $19.99 million.

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 $0.04 to a profit $0.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.2, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 6.81 17.50 44.18 53.84 71.95
Diluted EPS ($) -0.41 -0.31 -0.39 -0.39 -0.11

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 ($) in millions 15.00 17.59 17.31 18.18 18.88
Diluted EPS ($) -0.0899 -0.09 -0.05 0.01 0.0262

Past Performance: 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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