The Babcock & Wilcox Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

The Babcock & Wilcox (NYSE:BWC) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. Babcock & Wilcox Co. designs, engineers, manufactures and services boilers and other power equipment.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The Babcock & Wilcox Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.48 per share on revenues of $826.66 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.02.

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 $0.54 to a profit $0.62. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.31, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how The Babcock & Wilcox has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,399 2,855 2,689 2,952 3,291
Diluted EPS ($) 1.26 1.19 0.66 1.91

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 ($) in millions 800.79 765.89 852.58 807.59 865.30
Diluted EPS ($) -0.2294 0.39 0.54 0.34 0.6447

Past Performance:
The Babcock & Wilcox 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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