Briggs & Stratton Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Briggs & Stratton (NYSE:BGG) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 15th. Briggs & Stratton Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services air cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The Company’s engines are aluminum alloy gasoline engines ranging from three to 25 horsepower. Briggs & Stratton markets and services its products to original equipment manufacturers worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Briggs & Stratton Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.19 per share on revenues of $474.97 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 79.17.

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 loss of $0.23 to a loss $0.17. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.89, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Briggs & Stratton has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,092 2,028 2,110 2,067
Diluted EPS ($) 0.64 0.73 0.48 0.57

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 501.19 309.02 439.07 637.26
Diluted EPS ($) -0.18 -0.35 -0.02 0.78

Past Performance:
Briggs & Stratton 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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