UTi Worldwide Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

UTi Worldwide (NASDAQ:UTIW) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, March 28th. UTI Worldwide, Inc. is a global, non-asset-based supply chain management business providing supply chain logistics services and planning and optimization solutions. The Company’s services include freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and warehousing services such as the coordination of shipping and the storage of raw materials, supplies, components, and finished goods.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to UTi Worldwide Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.14 per share on revenues of $1.02 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.90.

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 $0.14 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.63, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how UTi Worldwide has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,366 4,544 3,568 4,550 4,914
Diluted EPS ($) 0.99 -0.04 0.41 0.68 0.70

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

Quarter Oct. 31, 2011 Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,265 1,154 1,148 1,156 1,129
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.10

Past Performance:
UTi Worldwide has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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