Joy Global Inc. Quarterly Earnings Sneak Peek

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOY) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Joy Global is a manufacturer and servicer of mining equipment for the extraction of coal and other minerals and ores. The equipment is used in the mining regions globally to mine coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, and other minerals.

Joy Global Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $1.85 per share, a rise of 33.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $5.87 per share, a rise of 33.4% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported profit of $1.54 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.51, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 17 cents with profit of $1.52 versus a mean estimate of net income of $1.35.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.35 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 28.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.42 billion for the year, a rise of 25.6% from last year’s revenue of $3.52 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 11 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and six rating it as a hold.

Competitors to Watch: Bucyrus Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:BUCY), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE), Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCO), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), CNH Global N.V. (NYSE:CNH), Navistar Intl. Corp. (NYSE:NAV), Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), and Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN).

Stock Price Performance: During October 13, 2011 to December 9, 2011, the stock price had risen $12.55 (16.4%) from $76.49 to $89.04. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 7, 2011 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 8.2% (+$6.97) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 23.7% (-$22.13) over that span. Shares are up $2.97 (+3.5%) year to date.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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