Global Power Equipment Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Global Power Equipment Group (NASDAQ:GLPW) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, May 9th. Global Power Equipment Group Inc. provides gas turbine power generation equipment to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The Company also provides routine and specialty maintenance services to United States based nuclear, coal-fired, fossil, and hydroelectric power plants.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Global Power Equipment Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.14 per share on revenues of $112.89 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 15.71.

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 $0.19 to a profit $0.11. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.82, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Global Power Equipment Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2004 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 233.69 540.61 482.47 456.84 462.83
Diluted EPS ($) -0.18 1.79 2.49 4.51 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 ($) in millions 115.00 104.46 94.68 111.50 152.19
Diluted EPS ($) 0.4545 0.05 0.05 0.09 0.8307

Past Performance:
Global Power Equipment Group 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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