Brown Shoe Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Brown Shoe Co. (NYSE:BWS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 29th. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. operates in the footwear industry. The Company’s retail shoe stores offer a wide range of branded footwear for women, men and children.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Brown Shoe Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.22 per share on revenues of $609.73 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.69.

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 $0.2 to a profit $0.19. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.22, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Brown Shoe Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 2,276 2,242 2,504 2,583 2,598
Diluted EPS ($) -3.21 0.22 0.85 0.56 0.64

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 626.44 599.28 732.17 640.18
Diluted EPS ($) 0.04 -0.06 0.56 0.09

Past Performance:
Brown Shoe Co. has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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