United Online Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

United Online (NASDAQ:UNTD) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. United Online, Inc. is a provider of consumer products and services over the internet. The Company’s offerings include floral related products and services for consumer and retail florists. United services also include online social networking, online loyalty marketing, internet access and email.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to United Online Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $243.42 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 54.08.

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 profit of $0.19 to a profit $0.14. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.55, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 669.40 990.13 920.55 897.68 870.88
Diluted EPS ($) -1.33 0.78 0.58 0.56 0.12

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 ($) in millions 217.92 242.29 231.86 177.75 218.98
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1398 0.12 0.09 0.05 -0.1406

Past Performance:
United Online 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)

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