Pep Boys Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, December 5, 2011. Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack is engaged mainly in automotive repair and maintenance and in the sale of automotive tires, parts, and accessories through a chain of stores.

The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 13 cents per share, a rise of 18.2% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 15 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 13 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 28.3% versus last year to 68 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company topped expectations by 3 cents, coming in at net income of 22 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 19 cents per share. This followed two straight quarters of missing estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $523.2 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 5.4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.05 billion for the year, a rise of 3% from last year’s revenue of $1.99 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with four analysts rating it as a buy, one rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 31.6% to $13.9 million (26 cents a share) from $10.6 million (20 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 3.5% to $522.6 million from $504.9 million.

Key Stats:

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 3.5% in the first quarter and more than threefold in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 0.7% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 5.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 5% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP), O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORLY), AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), Honda Motor CO., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), CarMax (NYSE:KMX), Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Tata Motors Limited (NYSE:TTM) and Navistar Intl. Corp. (NYSE:NAV).

Stock Price Performance: During September 7, 2011 to December 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.64 (16.4%) from $10.02 to $11.66. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 11.7% (+$1.42) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between March 8, 2011 and March 18, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 13.6% (-$1.64) over that span. Shares are down $1.63 (-12.3%) year to date.

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

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