TAL International Group Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

TAL International Group, Inc. (NYSE:TAL) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

TAL International Group, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $1.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.02 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 13.12% to $151.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: TAL International Group, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.04 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.95. It missed the average revenue estimate of $152.85 million.

Quoting Management: “TAL achieved outstanding operational and financial performance in 2012,” commented Brian M. Sondey, President and CEO of TAL International. “We generated over $6.00 per share in Adjusted pre-tax income, grew our revenue earning assets by nearly 20%, and paid $2.35 in dividends per share. Our equipment utilization averaged almost 98% for the year.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 1.87% from $149.02 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 9.47% from $0.95 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.94 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.83, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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