I posted this earlier but I will basically repeat myself. I did some quick calculations on how much topline revenue it has taken to drive a penny of what PRFT management calls cash EPS. Those costs have been rising the past 3 quarters and additionally this quarter the company will have to recognize the full costs associated with the ePairs acquisition. Last quarter it was one month of revenue and one month of costs.
Since they did not revise guidance, it seems likely they are coming in between $54.8MM and $58.9MM. You can see the amount of revenue that is required to drive a penny of cash eps.
i have no clue on what they will report on their earnings. they've done so many acquisitions it has been fairly tough to track what are their real earnings and revenue. in acquisitions, there are many ways to manipulate things for a period of time. it will be interesting to see how they report since the acquisitions seem to have slowed. i certainly have seen a softness in services in the ibm partner community. it is hard to imagine they aren't seeing the same thing. I don't think anything disasterous but i would think their business is at best flat and more likely down some.