Willdan Group Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, March 26th. Willdan Group, Inc. provides outsourced services services to small and mid-sized public agencies in California and other western states. The Company specializes in civil engineering, building and safety services, geotechnical engineering, financial and economic consulting, and disaster preparedness and homeland security.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Willdan Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.01 per share on revenues of $25.01 million.

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 $0.01 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $2.4, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Revenue ($) in millions 78.79 73.19 61.60 77.89 107.16
Diluted EPS ($) 0.30 -0.22 -0.78 0.37 0.24

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

Quarter Sep. 30, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 28.60 30.01 25.47 23.48 21.55
Diluted EPS ($) 0.29 -0.11 -0.19 -2.33 0.11

Past Performance:
Willdan Group 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)