Genesee & Wyoming Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 1st. Genesee & Wyoming Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides related rail services. The Company also provides railroad switching and related services to United States industries with extensive railroad facilities within their complexes. Genessee operates in the United States and Australia.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Genesee & Wyoming Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.89 per share on revenues of $384.17 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 82.42.

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 profit of $1.15 to a profit $1.13. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $4.65, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Genesee & Wyoming has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 601.98 544.87 630.20 829.10 874.92
Diluted EPS ($) 1.99 1.57 1.94 2.79 1.02

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 ($) in millions 210.39 207.44 217.42 222.74 227.32
Diluted EPS ($) 0.7746 0.52 0.84 -0.47 0.1205

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

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