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Ameresco: Here's What Investors Need To Know Before Earnings

|Includes:Ameresco, Inc. (AMRC)

Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Ameresco Inc. is an integrated electric energy corporation. The Company supplies a range of energy solutions, including energy cogeneration, hydro electric, and renewable energy facilities.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ameresco Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.03 per share on revenues of $126.67 million. Currently, the company's P/E ratio stands at 17.82.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company's next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter's earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.13 to a profit $0.1. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.43, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here's how Ameresco has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Revenue($) in millions

395.85

428.52

618.23

728.20

631.17

Diluted EPS($)

0.00

0.61

0.66

0.75

0.40

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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

188.50

146.57

164.10

163.91

156.59

Diluted EPS($)

0.1593

0.03

0.11

0.15

0.1070

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Past Performance:
Ameresco has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Stocks: AMRC