Websense Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Websense (NASDAQ:WBSN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Websense, Inc. provides employee Internet management solutions. The Company’s solutions enable businesses to monitor, report, and manage how their employees use the Internet. Websense’s enterprise solution gives business managers the ability to implement Internet access policies for different users and groups within their businesses.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Websense Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.17 per share on revenues of $85.80 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 29.59.

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 $0.39 to a profit $0.2. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.85, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 288.27 313.71 332.76 364.18 361.46
Diluted EPS ($) -0.59 -0.24 0.43 0.76 0.49

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 ($) in millions 92.73 89.52 89.87 90.36 91.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.25 -0.05 0.21 0.23 0.10

Past Performance:
Websense has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

“E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our successful CHEAT SHEET investing framework. Don’t waste another minute – click here to discover our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now!

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