A.T. Cross Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

A.T. Cross (NASDAQ:ATX) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. A.T. Cross Company manufactures, designs and markets personal and business accessories. The Company provides a range of products including writing instruments, time pieces, business accessories and sunglasses. A.T.’s products are distributed in retail and corporate gift channels worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to A.t. Cross Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.12 per share on revenues of $45.08 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.53.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.32 to a profit $0.34. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.8, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how A.t. Cross has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 160.15 141.76 158.31 174.64 180.51
Diluted EPS ($) 0.03 0.11 0.48 0.64 0.70

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 ($) in millions 43.28 41.95 48.81 43.40 46.36
Diluted EPS ($) 0.15 0.12 0.28 0.15 0.15

Past Performance:
A.t. Cross has missed analyst estimates 4 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)