For the last five quarters, Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) has exceeded analyst expectations. The company will try to continue the streak when it reports its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Analysts currently expect Omnicom Group to come in with earnings of $1.03 per share on revenues of $3.54 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from 99 cents per share to $1.07 per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.04.
Last Quarter's Results
In the first quarter, profit rose 1.3% to $204.6 million (72 cents a share) from $201.9 million (69 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 5% to $3.31 billion from $3.15 billion.
Analysts think investors should stand pat on Omnicom Group with 10 of 16 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.
The stock fell $3.39 per share between May 29, 2012 and June 1, 2012.
Company Fundamental Trends The company will look to keep the its run of success flowing with earnings announcement, after experiencing income increases the last three quarters. Net income rose 16.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 10.3% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter. On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 14.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 12.9% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 7.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter.
Reporting Period: 2Q
Date of Release: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Revenue Estimate: $3.54 billion
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)