Sturm Ruger & Co. Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 29th. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells firearms and precision metal investment castings. The company’s firearms products include rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers. The Company’s titanium and ferrous investment castings are utilized in the production for a wide variety of markets including golf clubs and sporting goods, commercial, and military.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Sturm Ruger & Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.01 per share on revenues of $131.65 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.36.

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 $0.94 to a profit $0.97. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.7, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Sturm Ruger & Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 181.48 270.98 255.21 328.82 491.82
Diluted EPS ($) 0.43 1.42 1.46 2.09 3.60

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 ($) in millions 93.24 112.34 119.57 118.15 141.77
Diluted EPS ($) 0.55 0.79 0.91 0.88 1.02

Past Performance:
Sturm Ruger & Co. has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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