Vocus Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, July 23rd. Vocus, Inc. provides web-based software for public relations automation.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Vocus Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.02 per share on revenues of $45.26 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 $0.14 to a profit $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.16, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 78 85 97 115 171
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 -0.11 -0.21 -0.78 -1.21

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 43.62 45.22 47.11 46.25
Diluted EPS ($) -0.27 -0.20 -0.19 -0.41

Past Performance:
Vocus 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)