Woodward Inc First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Woodward designs, manufactures, and services energy control systems and components for aircraft and industrial engines and turbines.

Woodward Inc Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of 46 cents per share, a rise of 15% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 56 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 45 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6.2% versus last year to $2.23.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting profit of 66 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had net income of 49 cents.

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A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 10.6% to $46.1 million (65 cents a share) from $41.7 million (60 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 8.1% to $528.7 million from $489.3 million.