Builders FirstSource Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Builders FirstSource is a supplier and manufacturer of structural and related building products for residential new construction.

Builders FirstSource, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 12 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 15 cents. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported net loss of 7 cents per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of 7 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 20.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $177.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: The limited number of analysts covering the stock seem relatively indifferent about Builders FirstSource with three of three analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, the company’s loss narrowed to a loss of $11.6 million (12 cents a share) from a loss of $20.5 million (22 cents) a year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 20.4% to $217.2 million from $180.4 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between November 14, 2011 and February 10, 2012, the stock price rose $1.53 (104.1%), from $1.47 to $3. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 24, 2011 and April 5, 2011, when shares rose for nine straight days, increasing 28.1% (+72 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 15, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for six straight days, dropping 22.2% (-39 cents) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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