American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (NYSE:AXL) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures driveline systems for light trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The Company produces axles, propeller shafts, chassis components, and forged products. American Axle also manufactures various driveline components for light trucks and sport utility vehicles manufactured in North America.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $750.01 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 2.78.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.5 to a profit $0.32. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.69, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,109 1,522 2,283 2,585 2,931
Diluted EPS ($) -23.73 -4.81 1.55 1.89 4.87

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 ($) in millions 605.60 751.50 739.80 702.90 736.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4125 0.68 0.06 -0.11 4.209

Past Performance:
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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