CA 1Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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CA (NASDAQ:CA) has beaten estimates for five straight quarters and will go for a sixth when it reports again on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect CA to come in with earnings of 56 cents per share on revenues of $1.18 billion. Estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 57 cents.

Stock Movement

The stock fell $1.89 per share between May 10, 2012 and June 4, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on CA with seven of 10 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 12.2% to $211 million (45 cents a share) from $188 million (37 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 11.8% to $1.19 billion from $1.06 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 1Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012

EPS: 56 cents

Revenue Estimate: $1.18 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)