Towers Watson Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Towers Watson & (NYSE:TW) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, August 14th. Towers Watson & Company offers human resource and financial consulting services. The Company manages employee benefit programs; develops attraction, retention and reward strategies; advises pension plan sponsors on investment strategies; provides strategic and financial advice to insurance and financial services companies; and offers actuarial consulting.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Towers Watson & Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.27 per share on revenues of $874.89 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.22.

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 $1.2 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.48, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,676 2,388 3,259 3,418
Diluted EPS ($) 3.42 2.03 2.62 3.59

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 826.16 834.25 946.24 940.97
Diluted EPS ($) 0.91 0.82 1.15 1.34

Past Performance:
Towers Watson & 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at]