Ultimate Software Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts
Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. designs, markets, implements, and supports Web-based and client/server cross-industry human resource management (HRMS) and payroll software solutions. The Company’s solutions are marketed primarily to middle-market organizations. Ultimate’s products automate HRMS/payroll functions and are enabling tools in the management of the employee life cycle.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ultimate Software Group Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.26 per share on revenues of $97.92 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 178.19.
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 $0.32 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.37, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Ultimate Software Group has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||178.57||196.28||227.81||269.20||332.27|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.12||-0.05||0.08||0.15||0.52|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||72.74||78.28||79.18||82.63||92.18|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.0709||0.04||0.09||0.16||0.2205|
Ultimate Software Group 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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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)