Dana Holding: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Dana Holding (NYSE:DAN) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Dana Holding Corporation engineers, manufactures, and distributes components and systems for worldwide automotive, heavy truck, off-highway, engine, and industrial markets. The Company also provides leasing services in selected markets.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dana Holding Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.51 per share on revenues of $1.83 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.36.

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 profit of $0.5 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.85, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 8,095 5,228 6,109 7,592 7,224
Diluted EPS ($) NA -4.21 -0.16 1.02 1.40

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 ($) in millions 1,949.00 1,715.00 1,609.00 1,676.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.40 0.26 0.41 0.19

Past Performance:
Dana Holding has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)