Capital Goods Sector Review: 4Q Reports for MDC and Cummins

Sterling Construction Co (NASDAQ:STRL) announced that it expects to report an after-tax loss for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Results for this period will reflect the impact of a pre-tax net charge of between $5.4 million and $6.4 million (or an after-tax net charge of between 23c-27c per fully diluted share) as a result of revisions to previous estimates of revenues and costs for a number of construction projects. The net revisions to our contract estimates were the result of different factors affecting various contracts, some positively and some negatively. The main factors resulting in the net charge were variances in productivity on several projects, site-specific conditions that differed from those expected at the time certain jobs were bid, and changes in estimates made by project managers in their periodic reviews of revenues and costs for certain contracts.

The shares closed at $10.73, down $1.57, or 12.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $175.13 million.

Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX): Operating EBITDA increased by 13% during Q4 to $542M and increased 1% for the full year to $2.3B versus 2010.

The shares closed at $7.86, up $0.75, or 10.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.86 billion.

M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MDC) reported Q4 revenue $247.7M vs. consensus $249.16M.

The shares closed at $22.40, up $1.99, or 9.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.06 billion.

Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) reported Q4 revenue $4.9B vs. consensus $4.71B.

The shares closed at $113.31, up $7.49, or 7.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $21.85 billion.

Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ:RSTI) sees Q2 revenue $130M-$135M vs. consensus $141.98M.

The shares closed at $25.49, down $3.9, or 13.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $726.54 million.

M/I Homes, Inc. (NYSE:MHO): Backlog units and value increased 27% and 34%, respectively.

The shares closed at $11.47, down $0.61, or 5.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $214.91 million.

Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX): Operating EBITDA increased by 13% during Q4 to $542M and increased 1% for the full year to $2.3B versus 2010.

The shares closed at $7.86, up $0.75, or 10.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.86 billion.

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