Williams-Sonoma Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 23rd. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. retails cooking and serving equipment, home furnishings, and home accessories through retail stores and mail order catalogs. The Company offers its merchandise under the Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and Chambers concepts.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Williams-sonoma Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.37 per share on revenues of $868.11 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 21.64.

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 $0.49 to a profit $0.48. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.77, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Williams-sonoma has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 3,361 3,103 3,504 3,721 4,043
Diluted EPS ($) 0.28 0.72 1.83 2.22 2.54

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 817.61 874.28 944.55 1,406.42
Diluted EPS ($) 0.30 0.43 0.49 1.34

Past Performance:
Williams-sonoma has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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