Vitran Corp Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Vitran Corp (NASDAQ:VTNC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Vitran Corporation Inc. is a North American group of transportation companies. The Company offers less-than-truckload, truckload, intermodal marketing, truck brokerage, and logistics services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Vitran Corp Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.41 per share on revenues of $174.00 million.

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 $0.03 to a loss $0.18. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.64, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Vitran Corp has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 726.33 629.26 672.55 805.59 702.91
Diluted EPS ($) 0.34 -0.28 -2.47 -0.86 -2.19

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 ($) in millions 205.17 207.75 213.10 206.22 164.33
Diluted EPS ($) -0.49 -0.36 -0.25 -0.62 -0.97

Past Performance:
Vitran Corp has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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