Furniture Brands International Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Furniture Brands International (NYSE:FBN) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, May 3rd. Furniture Brands International, Inc. manufactures and distributes residential furniture. The Company’s products include stationary upholstery products, occasional furniture, recliners, and sleep sofas.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Furniture Brands International Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.02 per share on revenues of $290.27 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.04 to a loss $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate is a loss of $0.58, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Furniture Brands International has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,743 1,224 1,160 1,108 1,072
Diluted EPS ($) -7.92 -2.25 -0.76 -0.80 -0.86

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 ($) in millions 255.54 287.26 265.47 255.64 263.95
Diluted EPS ($) -0.1726 0.01 -0.12 -0.33 -0.4145

Past Performance:
Furniture Brands International has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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