KBR Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Kbr (NYSE:KBR) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. KBR, Inc. is a global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the energy, petrochemicals, government services, and civil infrastructure sectors. The Company offers a wide range of services through two business segments, Energy and Chemicals (E&C) and Government and Infrastructure (G&I).

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Kbr Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.47 per share on revenues of $1.92 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 29.00.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.53 to a profit $0.55. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.63, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 11,580 12,100 10,100 9,261 7,921
Diluted EPS ($) 1.90 1.79 2.07 3.16 0.97

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 ($) in millions 2,096 2,001 2,062 1,992 1,866
Diluted EPS ($) 0.60 0.61 0.70 -0.55 0.21

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