Builders Firstsource Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Builders Firstsource (NASDAQ:BLDR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 25th. Builders FirstSource, Inc. manufactures and distributes building products to professional homebuilders.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Builders Firstsource Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.04 per share on revenues of $378.41 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a loss of $0.01 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.13, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,035 678 700 779 1,071
Diluted EPS ($) -3.91 -1.58 -1.04 -0.68 -0.60

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 ($) in millions 271.92 291.78 287.59 319.70
Diluted EPS ($) -0.13 -0.14 -0.13 -0.12

Past Performance:
Builders Firstsource has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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