Brunswick Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Brunswick Corporation manufactures consumer products serving the outdoor and indoor active recreation markets. The Company’s products include sterndrives, outboard and inboard marine engines, fitness, billiards, bowling equipment. Brunswick also manufactures pleasure, fishing, and high performance boats.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Brunswick Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.07 per share on revenues of $1.11 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 56.64.

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 $0.59 to a profit $0.57. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.52, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,709 2,776 3,403 3,748 3,718
Diluted EPS ($) -8.93 -6.63 -1.25 0.78 0.54

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 ($) in millions 1,067.00 884.80 829.80 995.30
Diluted EPS ($) 0.90 0.02 -0.84 0.53

Past Performance:
Brunswick 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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