Synta Pharmaceuticals Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Synta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNTA) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, April 30th. Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company developing small-molecule drugs for inflammatory diseases, cancer, and diabetes. The Company has drug candidates in human clinical trials and additional programs in preclinical studies.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Synta Pharmaceuticals Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.27 per share on revenues of $330.00K.

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 loss of $0.26 to a loss $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $1.1, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2.62 144.24 14.80 7.58 0.15
Diluted EPS ($) -2.75 2.32 -0.93 -1.00 -1.06

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 ($) in millions 3.42 0.15 0.00 0.00 0.00
Diluted EPS ($) -0.2172 -0.27 -0.25 -0.25 -0.2879

Past Performance:
Synta Pharmaceuticals has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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