Urban Outfitters Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, May 20th. Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates retail stores and direct response, including a catalog and Web sites. The Company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie retail concepts sell fashion apparel, accessories, and household and gift merchandise. Urban also designs and markets young women’s casual wear which it provides to the Company’s retail operations and sells to retailers worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Urban Outfitters Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.29 per share on revenues of $654.94 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.01.

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 $0.51 to a profit $0.48. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.92, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Urban Outfitters has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,835 1,938 2,274 2,474 2,795
Diluted EPS ($) 1.17 1.28 1.60 1.19 1.62

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

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 730.65 568.93 676.27 692.89 856.83
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2698 0.23 0.42 0.40 0.5563

Past Performance:
Urban Outfitters has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)