Blount International Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Blount International (NYSE:BLT) will report earnings before markets open on Tuesday, May 7th. Blount International, Inc. manufactures outdoor products and industrial and power equipment. The Company’s products include lawn mowers and related accessories, timber harvesting and processing equipment, and stacked material loaders. Blount sells its products around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Blount International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.20 per share on revenues of $230.80 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.05.

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 $0.34 to a profit $0.28. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.04, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Blount International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 597.04 487.37 611.48 831.63 927.67
Diluted EPS ($) 0.80 0.48 0.97 1.01 0.79

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 ($) in millions 236.52 226.31 239.06 232.74 229.56
Diluted EPS ($) 0.1912 0.12 0.26 0.23 0.1797

Past Performance:
Blount International has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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