Brink’s Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. The Brink’s Company provides security services globally. The Company provides secure transportation, cash logistics and other security-related services to banks and financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, mints, jewelers and other commercial operations around the world.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Brinks Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.40 per share on revenues of $975.65 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 24.52.

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 $0.51 to a profit $0.52. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.87, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,164 3,135 3,122 3,886 3,842
Diluted EPS ($) 3.92 4.21 1.18 1.55 1.83

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 ($) in millions 967.10 979.00 1,006.50 977.40
Diluted EPS ($) 0.63 0.28 0.57 -0.34

Past Performance:
Brinks 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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