Arctic Cat Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 15th. Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles under the Arctic Cat brand name. The Company also sells personal watercraft products under the Tigershark brand name. In addition, Arctic Cat sells related parts, garments, and accessories.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Arctic Cat Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.40 per share on revenues of $121.20 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.61.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.18 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.85, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Arctic Cat has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 621.57 563.61 450.73 464.65 585.27
Diluted EPS ($) -0.18 -0.53 0.10 0.70 1.72

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 ($) in millions 207.02 98.49 111.31 229.03 218.02
Diluted EPS ($) 0.92 -0.4854 0.14 1.80 1.30

Past Performance:
Arctic Cat has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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