Briggs & Stratton Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Briggs & Stratton (NYSE:BGG) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, April 19th. 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 $1.08 per share on revenues of $707.67 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 86.34.

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 $0.44 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.41, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,151 2,092 2,028 2,110 2,067
Diluted EPS ($) 0.46 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 Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 447.95 720.10 501.19 309.02 439.07
Diluted EPS ($) 0.05 0.80 -0.18 -0.35 -0.02

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

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