Generac Holdings Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling Shares Now

Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 5.70%.

Generac Holdings Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 11.54% to $0.87 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.76 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 27.94% to $342 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Generac Holdings Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.87 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.69. It beat the average revenue estimate of $309.39 million.

Quoting Management: “2012 was a tremendous year for Generac as we achieved record financial results with significant growth across all product categories and regions of the United States,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 13.78% from $300.59 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 11.54% from $0.78 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.75 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.02, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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