Build-A-Bear Workshop Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is an interactive, entertainment mall-based retailer that invites guests to create their own customized stuffed animals through a bear-making process. The Company operates various locations in the United States and other countries.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Build-a-bear Workshop Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.35 per share on revenues of $77.20 million.

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 $0.11 to a loss $0.07. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.04, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Build-a-bear Workshop has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 468 394 401 394 381
Diluted EPS ($) 0.24 -0.66 0.01 -2.04 -3.02

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 ($) in millions 80.41 85.97 118.19 104.26
Diluted EPS ($) -0.46 -0.26 -2.23 0.00

Past Performance:
Build-a-bear Workshop 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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