Beazer Homes USA Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 12, 2012. Beazer Homes USA designs, sells, and builds single-family and multi-family homes in the United States.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of $1.11 per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of $2.35. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $1.05. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of $1.11 during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company beat estimates last quarter after falling short in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported net loss of $1.60 per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of $1.65 per share. In the second quarter, the company missed estimates by 10 cents.

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Stock Price Performance: Between August 13, 2012 and November 6, 2012, the stock price rose $15.38 (563.4%), from $2.73 to $18.11. It saw one of its worst periods between July 5, 2012 and July 13, 2012 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 17.1% (-58 cents) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 28, 2011 and January 11, 2012, when shares rose for 10 straight days, increasing 39.3% (+90 cents) over that span.

Revenue rose 47.3% to $254.6 million from $172.8 million.

Analyst Ratings:

Key Stats:

The company enters this earnings announcement with substantial revenue momentum. The company has averaged year-over-year revenue growth of 50.2% over the last four quarters.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a decline of 1.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $331.2 million.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 8.69 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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