Federal Signal: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings
Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Federal Signal Corporation manufactures and supplies safety, signaling, and communications equipment. The Company’s equipment includes fire rescue products, street sweeping and vacuum loader vehicles, parking control equipment, custom on-premise signage, carbide cutting tools, precision punches and dies, and plastic injection mold components.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Federal Signal Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.10 per share on revenues of $201.35 million.
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 $0.13 to a profit $0.14. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.54, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Federal Signal has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||879.00||750.40||633.10||688.70||803.20|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-1.99||0.47||-3.05||-0.23||-0.44|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||195.00||224.60||204.40||185.00||217.70|
|Diluted EPS ($)||-0.2444||-0.01||-0.26||-0.24||0.0746|
Federal Signal has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.
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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)