Intuit (INTU) : Earnings Preview

Intuit Inc. (INTU) is set to announce its 4Q/15 earnings after the market close on Thursday. Analysts expect the financial management solutions provider to report earnings per share of ($0.11) and revenue of $735.93 million. That would be significantly lower the $2.85 per share posted last quarter and 12c lower the $0.01 posted in the 4Q/14. Revenue is projected to be 3.08% higher than the $714 million posted in the same period a year earlier.

On valuation measures, Intuit Inc. shares are priced at 95.22x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 10.46x earnings multiple. The company’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates stand at (27.5%) and 49.80% compared to the industry growth rates of 16.60% and 23.60%, respectively. INTU has a t-12 price-to-sales ratio of 6.64. EPS for the same period registers at $1.12.

In terms of share statistics, Intuit Inc. has a total of 275.67 million shares outstanding with 4.91% held by insiders and 91.40% held by institutions. The stock’s short interest currently stands at 2.71%, bringing the total number of shares sold short to 7.11 million.

Offering a dividend yield of 0.94%, shares of the $29.30 billion Mountain View, Calif.-based company are up 25.81% year-over-year, compared with a 5.56% gain in the S&P 500.

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