Weyerhaeuser Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Friday, January 25, 2013. Weyerhaeuser is a forest products company, which mainly grows and harvests trees, builds homes, and makes a range of forest products.

Weyerhaeuser Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 19 cents per share, a rise of 35.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 14 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 16 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 51 cents per share, a rise of 54.5% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported net income of 22 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 17 cents per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by one cent.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 25.5% to $117 million (22 cents a share) from $157 million (29 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 12.9% to $1.77 billion from $1.57 billion.

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