Greenbrier Companies Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 4. The Greenbrier Companies supplies transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. The company’s manufacturing segment produces railcars and marine vessels. Greenbrier also provides repair and refurbishment for intermodal and conventional railcars. In addition, it provides complementary leasing and services activities.

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Here is your Cheat Sheet to Greenbrier earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.37 per share on revenues of $442.39 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.74.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.56 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.91, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Greenbrier Companies has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,290 1,016 756.28 1,243 1,808
Diluted EPS ($) 1.06 -3.35 0.21 0.24 1.91

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Nov. 30, 2011 Feb. 29, 2012 May. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 398.20 458.19 507.80 443.53 415.37
Diluted EPS ($) 0.48 0.57 0.61 0.25 0.35

Past Performance:
Greenbrier Companies 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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