YRC Worldwide: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Yrc Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. YRC Worldwide, Inc. offers freight transportation services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Yrc Worldwide Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-5.75 per share on revenues of $1.20 billion.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a loss of $1.89 to a loss $1.2. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $7.93, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 8,940 4,871 4,335 4,869 4,850
Diluted EPS ($) -127200.1 -78300.08 -2468.17 -196.12 -19.20

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 ($) in millions 1,212 1,194 1,251 1,237 1,169
Diluted EPS ($) -12.32 -12.40 -3.21 -4.30 -4.527

Past Performance:
Yrc Worldwide 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)