Navistar International Corp Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, December 19, 2011. Navistar International produces International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse brand chassis.

Navistar International Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of $3.20 per share, a rise of more than fourfold from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $3.10. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at $3.20 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 66.1% versus last year to $5.10.

Past Earnings Performance: For the past three quarters, the company’s quarterly results have come in below analyst’s expectations. Last quarter, the company reported net income of 79 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of $1.35 per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 32.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.46 billion.

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

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose to $1.4 billion ($18.24 a share) from $137 million ($1.83 a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue rose 9.8% to $3.54 billion from $3.22 billion.

Competitors to Watch: PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR), Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), AB Volvo (VOLVY), Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR), Wabash National Corp. (NYSE:WNC), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), Daimler AG (DDAIF), and Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM).

Stock Price Performance: During November 14, 2011 to December 13, 2011, the stock price had dropped $4.51 (-11%) from $41.12 to $36.61. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 12, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 11.3% (+$6.39) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 11, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 18.5% (-$7.65) over that span. Shares are down $21.30 (-36.8%) year to date.

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

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