Brady Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Brady (NYSE:BRC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 16th. Brady Corporation manufactures industrial identification solutions. The Company’s products include labels, coated materials, signs, software, printing systems, and data-collection systems. Brady sells its products to a variety of industries around the world, including telecommunications, electrical, electronics, and manufacturing.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Brady Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.60 per share on revenues of $368.38 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 31.20.

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 $0.6 to a profit $0.61. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.17, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,523 1,209 1,259 1,340 1,324
Diluted EPS ($) 2.41 1.32 1.55 2.04 -0.35

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jan. 31, 2012 Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 320.58 331.63 322.55 337.65 324.18
Diluted EPS ($) -1.72 0.52 0.2234 0.51 -0.17

Past Performance:
Brady has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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