Visa (NYSE:V) has beaten analyst's estimates in each of the last five quarters and will try to do so again on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
Analysts currently expect Visa to come in with earnings of $1.45 per share on revenues of $2.52 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from earnings per share to earnings per share. The average estimate has shown no movement over the last three months.
The stock fell $8.03 per share between May 29, 2012 and June 1, 2012.
Company Fundamental Trends The company enters this earnings announcement with substantial revenue momentum. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 13.9% over the last four quarters. The impending earnings announcement offers the opportunity expand on positive earnings momentum gained over last three quarters. Net income rose 13.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 16.4% in the first quarter before increasing again in the second quarter.
Analysts are bullish on the stock as 23 analysts rate it as a buy and only one analyst rate it as a sell. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.
Last Quarter's Results
In the second quarter, profit rose 46.7% to $1.29 billion ($1.34 a share) from $881 million ($1.23 a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 14.8% to $2.58 billion from $2.25 billion.
Reporting Period: 3Q
Date of Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Revenue Estimate: $2.52 billion
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)