BE Aerospace Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

BE Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAV) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Thursday, January 31, 2013. BE Aerospace is a manufacturer of cabin interior products for commercial aircraft and business jets and a distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables.

BE Aerospace, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 72 cents per share, a rise of 20% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 24.2% versus last year to $2.82.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents, coming in at profit of 74 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 70 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 71.7% to $18.5 million (18 cents a share) from $65.4 million (64 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 20.6% to $766.7 million from $636 million.

Here’s how BE Aerospace traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week: