Maidenform Brands: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Maidenform Brands (NYSE:MFB) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 8th. Maidenform Brands, Inc. is a global intimate apparel company with a portfolio of brands and products. The Company designs, sources, and markets a range of intimate apparel products, including bras, panties, and shapewear. Maidenform sells its products through multiple distribution channels, including stores, mass merchants, off-price retailers, Company-operated outlets, and its Web site.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Maidenform Brands Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.07 per share on revenues of $136.90 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.16.

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 $0.46 to a profit $0.43. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.24, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 413.54 466.26 556.71 606.33 600.28
Diluted EPS ($) 1.05 1.56 1.94 1.42 1.43

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 ($) in millions 124.52 157.55 157.48 150.12 135.12
Diluted EPS ($) -0.1342 0.25 0.49 0.46 0.2356

Past Performance:
Maidenform Brands 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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