Spectrum Brands Holdings Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. manufactures batteries, pet food, and lawn care products. The Company produces alkaline, rechargeable and hearing-aid batteries; pet foods; plant food, insecticides and herbicides; power tools; cookware; small appliances; and electric razors.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Spectrum Brands Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.52 per share on revenues of $970.16 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 142.95.

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 $1.16 to a profit $1.2. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.36, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,231 2,567 3,187 3,252
Diluted EPS ($) 17.40 -5.28 -1.47 0.91

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 ($) in millions 848.77 746.28 824.80 832.58 870.27
Diluted EPS ($) 0.25 -0.56 1.13 0.0971 -0.26

Past Performance:
Spectrum Brands Holdings 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)