Kaman Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Kaman (NASDAQ:KAMN) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. Kaman Corporation and its subsidiaries serve government and commercial markets through its diversified technologies and distribution segments. The Company provides aircraft manufacturing, design and manufacture of advanced technology products and systems, and advanced technology services. Kaman also distributes industrial products, as well as distributes and manufactures music products.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kaman Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.30 per share on revenues of $369.59 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.32.

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 $0.68 to a profit $0.65. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.34, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,254 1,146 1,300 1,478 1,593
Diluted EPS ($) 1.40 0.97 1.36 1.93 2.07

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 ($) in millions 358.10 388.72 405.48 414.61 384.01
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 0.36 0.62 0.56 0.53

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)